Human skin used as evidence; Milch questioned at Nuremberg Trial
- Event Date
- February-March 1946
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
05:09:56 (Munich 26) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, February 1946. Pieces of human skin processed as leather are displayed on an easel in the courtroom while Russian prosecutor L N Smirnov addresses the Tribunal concerning this evidence. NOTE: Skin was reportedly removed from prisoners of a concentration camp in Koenigsberg, East Prussia.
05:14:07 (Munich 42) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, March 11, 1946. HAS, Prosecutor Robert H. Jackson interrogating Erhard Milch about officers' knowledge of Germany's preparedness for war. Milch keeps repeating that the officers had no knowledge and thought that other countries (i.e. Britain) were much better prepared than Germany. Jackson therefore asks him how long it took Germany to defeat Poland and France. HAS, Goering, Hess, and von Ribbentrop listening. HAS, prisoners in dock. MS, Justices Parker and Biddle. MLS, court reporters at table.
NOTE: This segment contains repeated cuts of bad quality.
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