Defendants pleading not guilty at beginning of Nuremberg Trial
Nuremberg Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, November 21, 1945. MS, judges enter courtroom. MS, defense counsel makes plea to the court. Profile, Tribunal as Justice Lawrence speaks. (No sound in this portion). Sound: Justice Lawrence announces fifteen-minute recess so that defendants may confer with their counsel. LS, courtroom during recess. (No sound this scene). MS, Hess standing in dock looking very pleased. VS, Judges' bench as Chief Justice asks defendants to plead guilty or not guilty. MS, Justice Lawrence calls out the names of Goering, Hess, Ribbentrop, Keitel, Rosenberg, Frick, Streicher, Funk, Schacht, Doenitz, Raeder, Von Schirach, Sauckel, Jodl, Von Papen, Seyss-Inquart, Speer, Von Neurath and Fritzsche. They all plead not guilty as they step before the microphone. MS, rear view, Jackson addresses the court.
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