The Nazi Einsatzgruppen Case of the Nuremberg Trials in Nuremberg, Germany, after the end of World War 2. General Telford Taylor gives his summation of the prosecution's case against the Einsatzgruppe. The defendants in the dock. Some of the defendants state that General Taylor believed that they had committed no crime in murdering their victims because they were Jews. Judge Michael Musmanno says that the defendant may now answer, extemporaneously or otherwise, to any new evidence which may have been presented during the prosecutor's summation. The Judges of the tribunal are Michael A Musmanno, John J Speight and Richard D Dixon.
1946: Nuremberg War Crime Trials in Nuremberg, Germany. A courtroom. The prisoners in dock showing German politician Hermann Goering and other defendants. An unidentified witness on a stand. People seated on a Bench. Justice Robert H. Jackson presiding. Goering walks to witness stand and sits down. The prisoners in the dock. Goering giving testimony about Vidkun Quisling of Norway. Spectators in the courtroom.
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 death squad case in Nuremberg, Germany following World War II. Defendants talk with their lawyers during recess. Judge Michael Musmanno says that the tribunal will hear the individual statements of the defendants. Defendant Otto Ohlendorf reads his statement to the court. Otto Ohlendorf reads his plea.
A Nazi Party meeting in Nuremberg, Germany in 1927. Nazis march, carrying a banner announcing their march from Berlin to Nuremberg during July and August of 1927, despite a ban. Adolf Hitler on the street in Nuremberg, as marchers come along with their banner. Hitler stands with Ernst Roehm, leader of the Storm troopers. Troopers stand with banner topped by swastika and letters: NSDAP, for the National Socialist German Worker's Party (Nazi party). Banner beneath says simply: Germany-Wake up! Adolf Hitler and Rudolf Hess (or Heß) walk together. Views of Julius Streicher, an influential antisemitic publisher and Nazi party member. Hitler stands at front of an assembly of party members on a staircase, and then steps into an open car with some and drives off. Columns of Nazis line up in an open field. A marching band plays. A quote from a newspaper, of August 22, 1927,extols the Nazi rally for its thought and strict militaristic discipline. Trumpeters play, as Hitler stands on hillside with large contingent of Nazis. Many banners are displayed. Hitler speaks to the assembly saying in effect, that Germany's freedom will be resurrected just as the people and the fatherland will be reborn, more powerful than ever. The party members parade. Hitler gives Nazi salute. He is wearing iron cross decoration on his shirt.
Portion of the Nuremberg Trials held at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany. Flashback scenes to a variety of Nazi crimes against humanity during World War II. Chief prosecutor from Russia, Roman A Rudenko, presents Counts 3 and 4 against the convicted Nazi criminals; charging commitment of war crimes in Germany and countries which Germany occupied; including abuse, starvation, and execution of prisoners of war. Faces of convicts in the courtroom are shown, including Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess (or Heß), Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Karl Donitz, Erich Raeder, Baldur von Schirach and Fritz Sauckel. Flashback scenes shows German soldiers serving on screening teams, searching and separating eastern front prisoners of war. Group of Russian soldier prisoners being force run marched, following behind a German tank beside a prison camp. Aerial view through German bomber window of large numbers of Russian soldier prisoners assembled. Ground level views of overcrowded prison grounds filled with prisoners. German General Erwin von Lahousen on the witness stand during Nuremberg trials giving testimony about his attendance at conferences where crimes against populations were plotted. View of Wilhelm Canaris, Goering and Hitler in meeting room in discussion with German officers. Next scene shows a farmhouse and farm buildings. A car is parked beside a farm building with metal pipes extending from the automobile exhaust system, through the exterior wall of the farm building (to gas occupants with carbon monoxide). Starved, emaciated Polish prisoners from Nazi concentration camps arrive riding on the back of a horse cart. German staff in white coats made to look like medical staff assist naked and emaciated men and child prisoners climbing down from the horse cart. They put robes over some victims. They lead them to the door of the farm building. Next scene shows the car running poison gas into the building. Scene of homes in a village burning in flames as German soldiers watch.