Rosenberg questioned at Nuremberg Trial ; US publishers observe
(Munich 111) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, April 16, 1946. MS, LS, Alfred Rosenberg testifying. US publishers seated in press section of audience. Rear and side views, US prosecution counsel Thomas J. Dodd questioning Rosenberg. First Rosenberg talks about a blockade (Stalingrad?) and the necessity to reconsider the food provisions for the German people, which meant also consideration of an evacuation of Russian forced laborers once they were no longer "employed" in German industries [He refers to document 1056 of German Ost Ministry.] Later, when Dodd hands him a document and questions him regarding its contents, Rosenberg cites from the document, a statement to the same effect. MSs, Dodd quoting from the document which was written by Rosenberg. He answers a question with regard to his "administrative plan," which was discussed in a meeting between Hitler, Keitel, and some others and then talks about "Mythos of the 20th Century" that he wrote. Questioned as to his support for forcing people in the East to leave their homes and communities in order to go to Germany and work for the German state, he says that he fought for it to be a "call on a voluntary basis." Pan to Justices Geoffrey Lawrence and John J. Biddle. CU, Dodd at stand. CU, Rosenberg seated in witness box. CU, woman stenotypist taking testimony. CU, profile view, Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe as he questions the witness.
NOTE: Rosenberg speaks in German; Dodd in English.
1946 April 17
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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