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Goering interrogated by Soviet prosecutor, Nuremberg Trial

Film | Accession Number: 2001.358.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2949 | Film ID: 2375

(Munich 68) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, March 21-22, 1946. Courtroom scene before session begins. (Rebecca West? talking to man, left of screen) Gen. Rudenko, Chief Russian prosecutor, cross-examines Goering on the authenticity of certain documents. 01:47:46 Goering says clearly, and with disdain, in response to Rudenko's question: "Jawohl. Dafuer war er der Fuehrer." [Of course. That's why he was the Fuehrer.] 01:48:20 Very good character CU, reply by Goering - methodical, slow, clear, "Das war versheiden..." 01:50 He makes reference to Bodenschatz. Goering is asked if he subscribed to the theory of the master race and if he knew of the mass murders going on in concentration camps. The answer to both is "Nein" (01:50:44 and 01:51:20). LS, prisoners in dock during questioning. French prosecutor at stand announced he has no questions. Dr. Alfred Seidl opens defense case for Hess with discussion on admission of documents. Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe objects. 01:56:23 MP hands Dr. Seidl a piece of paper from Hess, which he glances at and folds up.

Event:  March 21-22, 1946
Nuremberg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:03:15
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