Nazi rise to power, rearmament and remilitarization of Germany leading up to World War 2, and actions related the Nuremberg Trials held at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany, following World War II. Exterior view of the Reichstag in Berlin. Joseph Goebbels at desk during the Nuremberg Trials. Hans Bernd Gisevius, former official of the Berlin police administration, testifies concerning his investigation of the Reichstag fire. Hans Gisevius relates how Goebbels recruited reliable Nazis to intentionally burn down the Reichstag as a propaganda stunt to help the Nazi movement. Nuremberg War Trial defendants stand in their dock including Herman Goering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Karl Donitz, Erich Raeder, Baldur von Schirach and Fritz Sauckel. Close up of Herman Goring. Footage showing firefighters spraying water on smoking ruins of Reichstag following Reichstag fire in 1933. A German police officer stands guard at the smoking ruins of the Reichstag. View from a high ridge of League of Nations Palace of Nations in Geneva, and then inside the League of Nations meeting chamber during the disarmament conference of 1933. View of a Nazi submarine launching in 1934. Steel mill operations and Industrial war materiel operations in Germany in the early 1930's as Germany rearmed and restarted war production. A Nazi party meeting in Germany where General Werner von Blomberg announces compulsory military service. View of legal document describing new military service law. View of conscripted civilian German men with suitcases marching forward report for mandatory military training. Nazi forces in training march goosestep at training camp; Junkers 52 aircraft in background. Soldiers goosestep while walking bicycles in a line. Nazi troops trained. Scenes of remilitarization of Rhineland, violating terms of the Treaty of Versailles, as Nazi troops in 1936 march over the Hohenzollern Bridge crossing the River Rhine, with Cologne Cathedral rising in the background.
The Einsatzgruppen Case during War Crime Trials in Nuremberg, Germany. Otto Ohlendorf, former head of the interior division of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD), on witness desk. The defense counselor questions Otto Ohlendorf. The witness answers the questions asked by the counselor. German officers and other officials in the court.
IG Farben trial in Nuremberg,Germany. Tribunal with Judge Michale A Musmanno announces that the court will now proceed with the arraignment of the defendants. The defendants in the dock. One of the defendant is asked to stand and is questioned whether he is guilty or not. He answers the questions and sits.
IG Farben Trial in Nuremberg,Germany. Defendants and other officials at the courtroom. The prosecuting attorney states the basis on which the defendants are tried and gives the list of names of defendants. The people in the jury listen to the prosecutor.
The Einsatzgruppen Case in Nuremberg, Germany. Mr. Walton makes the concluding statements of indictment. He talks about the charges on the defendants and crime against humanity. An attorney for the defense makes an objection to Mr. Walton's resume of the case. Another defense attorney states an objection to the court. Judge Michael A Musmanno says 'It is the inevitable right of any defendant'. The tribunal comprises of Michael A Musmanno, John J Speight and Richard D Dixon.
War crimes trials (Flick Case) in Nuremberg, Germany. Defendants enter courtroom and take their places in prisoner's dock. Defendants include Hermann Terberger, Bernhard Weiss, Konard Kaletsch, Otto Steinbrinck and Freidrich Flick. People in courtroom rise as judges William C Christianson, Frank N. Richman, Charles B Sears, and Richard D Dixon enter. U.S. flag in the background. The judges ask that the prosecutor read the indictment. Prosecutor Thomas E Ervin reads the indictment. Ervin states that workers were subject to inhuman treatment while employed in German factories.