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Sentencing Frank, Frick, Streicher, Funk, Schacht, Doenitz at Nuremberg Trial

Film | Accession Number: 2002.541.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3610 | Film ID: 2527

Sentencing of Nazi Leaders at Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany, October 1946. MLS, and MS, prisoners as verdict against Hans Frank is read. Frank is guilty under counts three and four [screen goes black for a few seconds]. There is a dispute with Himmler mentioned about the type of legal system in Germany. Shots of defendants as French Justice speaks about Wilhelm Frick (in French). Frick is guilty under counts two, three, and four, providing the political history, then saying that he knew about the systematic murder of old, weak, sick people, but did not take action to stop it. Justice Geoffrey Lawrence (British) reviews the case of Julius Streicher and states that he has been found guilty on count four [black screen for a few seconds again]. Streicher's persecution of the Jews was notorious, a personal citation from his newspaper is read as proof. MS, of Wilhelm Frick, Julius Streicher, Walter Funk, Hjalmar Schacht, Constanin von Neurath, Hans Fritzsche as Russian Justice reads the sentence of Walter Funk (in Russian). Shots of Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Alfred Jodl, and others in box during adjournment. Schacht in dock listening as Justice Francis Biddle reviews his (Schacht's) career in the Nazi cabinet. Biddle states the conclusion of the tribunal on Schacht: not guilty on all counts because he disagreed with Goering on basic policy issues (retrenchment, armament, problem, expansion of production facilities for textiles), was accused by Hitler of crossing his plans, and thereafter resigned as Minister of Economics in 1937. Scenes of Karl Doenitz in dock as the French prosecutor reads his verdict (end of reel).

Event:  1946 October 01
Nuremberg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:41
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