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Kesselring & Goering testify at Nuremberg Trial

Film | Accession Number: 2001.358.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2946 | Film ID: 2375

(Munich 47) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, March 13, 1946. MLS defense counselors sitting at tables in front of prisoners' dock as Chief US Prosecutor Robert H. Jackson interrogates Kesselring (Jackson's back is toward the camera). When Kesselring is asked if he advocated the invasion of England, he tries not to answer directly and is rebuked for that by the judge. Meanwhile, the camera shows Goering, who nods his head energetically as if answering for the hesitating Kesselring [interesting passage]. 01:16:15 Defendants in dock. Goering testifying on how he first heard of Hitler and how he attended one of his meetings. Before the meeting, he attended a manifestation, Hitler was not a central figure there, he was only one of the prospective speakers, and he refused to speak. Goering says he was able to overhear the reasons Hitler gave for not speaking (did not want to disturb the unity of the event, did not approve of actions/protests without any palpable effect - "Zahme buergerliche Tiraden"). Goering was impressed because he agreed to these observations. He then went to Hitler's Monday meeting where the issue was Versailles. He approached Hitler personally and put himself completely at the disposition of Hitler's cause and the fight against Versailles.

Event:  1946 March 13
Nuremberg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:49:23
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