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History of Kaltenbrunner presented at Nuremberg Trial

Film | Accession Number: 2001.358.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2936 | Film ID: 2372

(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.

Event:  1946 January 02
Nuremberg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:49:21
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