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View of the courtroom during a session of the Milch Trial.

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    View of the courtroom during a session of the Milch Trial.
    View of the courtroom during a session of the Milch Trial.

Former Field Marshal Erhard Milch is seated at the right in the front row, second from the left.  He is seated to the left of his two lawyers, Dr. Friedrich Bergold and Dr. Werner Milch.

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    View of the courtroom during a session of the Milch Trial.

    Former Field Marshal Erhard Milch is seated at the right in the front row, second from the left. He is seated to the left of his two lawyers, Dr. Friedrich Bergold and Dr. Werner Milch.
    Date
    1946 November 14 - 1947 April 17
    Locale
    Nuremberg, [Bavaria] Germany
    Variant Locale
    Nurnberg
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of John W. Mosenthal
    Event History
    On 14 December 1946 the US Military Government for Germany created the Military Tribunal II which soon took up the war crimes case of former Field Marshall Erhard Milch. Milch had been indicted on 14 November and his indictment listed three counts: participation in the planning and execution of war crimes, namely the subjection of POWs and foreign nationals to murder, cruel treatment, and forced labor; participation in the planning and execution of war crimes, specifically participation in two medical experiments dealing with the effects of high-altitude and freezing; and crimes against humanity. Milch was arraigned on 20 December, pleading not guilty, and the trial began on 2 January 1947. After thirty-nine trial days, with thirty-four witnesses and two hundred and twelve written exhibits introduced, the trial concluded on 25 March. The Tribunal returned its findings on April 16, declaring Milch guilty of counts one and three of the indictment but not guilty of count two, that of culpability in medical experimentation. The next day, it sentenced him to life in prison; his sentence, later commuted to 15 years, was served in Rebdorf Prison.

    https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007072.

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: John W. Mosenthal
    Source Record ID: Souvenir Album 1917

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