History of Kaltenbrunner presented at Nuremberg Trial
- Event Date
- 1946 January 02
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(Paris 474) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, January 2, 1946. LS, Chief Justice Sir Geoffrey Lawrence states that it would be better to hold Ernst Kaltenbrunner's case because of his absence. MLS, rear view, US prosecutor Robert G. Storey asking the Tribunal to proceed with the evidence as the case against the Gestapo and Kaltenbrunner are linked. Rear view, defense counsel for Kaltenbrunner speaking to the Tribunal on behalf of his client. Defense counsel says that he has been appointed for the defense of "criminal organizations" summarily, and as such has no immediate client to be responsible to. He must therefore rely on obtaining information from various members of these organizations. Since they are partly held as POWs in various camps, he has been unable to this moment to obtain all necessary information. He is therefore not prepared for a cross-examination of the called witnesses at this point and maybe also in future cases. The tribunal grants him the right of cross-examining the witnesses at a later date. Rear view, Navy Lt. Harris of the US prosecution counsel, continues with the history of Kaltenbrunner in the SS.
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