Brauchitsch testifies at Nuremberg Trial
- Event Date
- 1946 March 13
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(Munich 40) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, March 13, 1946. Witness Berndt von Brauchitsch, former colonel in the German Luftwaffe, is sworn in and testifies. Brauchitsch is being questioned concerning a document apparently referring to a meeting in which destructive measures of the Luftwaffe during operation "Barbarossa" were outlined. He insists not knowing or remembering the document, now having been present at the meeting and thus not able to elaborate on any of the issues discussed there. To his knowledge at the time, the targets for the Luftwaffe were exclusively airports, not cities like St. Petersburg. Both the defense counsel and Chief Prosecutor for the US Robert H. Jackson interrogate the witness (rear views of the prosecutor).
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