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The Nuremberg Trials have been held through the 4 triumphant Allied forces of serious Britain, the united states, France and the USSR within the Palace of Justice, Nuremberg from November 1945 to October 1946. well-known for prosecuting the most important German conflict criminals, additionally they attempted a few of the teams and companies that have been on the middle of Nazi Germany.

This interesting quantity is worried with the trial of the Gestapo and comprises all of the testimony from the Nuremberg Trials relating to this organization, together with the unique indictment, the felony case recommend for the Gestapo, the remaining speeches by means of the prosecution and defence and the ultimate judgment. The booklet additionally comprises facts concerning the S.D. and the defendant Ernst Kaltenbrunner, who was once Obergruppenführer and basic der Polizei und Waffen-SS.

The witnesses known as for the trial of the Gestapo and the SD comprise between others, Karl Hoffmann who was once head of the Gestapo in Denmark; Dr. Werner top, head of division 1 of the Gestapo, who was once trusted by means of Himmler and Heydrich to strengthen the legalities in their activities opposed to the enemies of the country and the Jewish challenge; Rolf-Heinz Hoeppner, who used to be accountable for the deportation of Jews and Poles and the payment of ethnic Germans in Wartheland; and Dieter Wisliceny who participated within the ghettoisation and liquidation of many Jewish groups in Greece, Hungary and Slovakia

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THE PRESIDENT: what's the playstation quantity? COLONEL AMEN: 2753-PS. by means of COLONEL AMEN: Q. I now exhibit you a replica of rfile 2641-PS and ask you even if you could understand where the place these people are status? A. so far as i will understand it at a look, it's a quarry; if it is at Mauthausen or no longer one can't verify precisely, as the view is just too small. Q. might you repeat that resolution please? A. definitely, so far as may be noticeable from this photograph, i will not see basically if this is often the Wiener-Graben quarry close to Mauthausen. it could simply be one other quarry. a bigger variety of imaginative and prescient is needed. yet i believe that visits have been usually made there. i suppose that this can be the Wiener-Graben quarry. Q. excellent. simply lay the image apart in the interim. Did you could have celebration to monitor the killing of inmates of the focus camp through their being driven off a cliff? A. definite. Q. Will you inform the Tribunal what you observed with recognize to that perform? A. I bring it to mind used to be in 1941. at the moment i used to be with a shield corporation at the tower which closed off the realm of the quarry. i used to be capable of notice within the morning approximately six to 8 prisoners who got here with S. S. males of my acquaintance. One was once Spatzenecker and the opposite, Unterscharfuehrer Eichenhofer; they moved … THE PRESIDENT: Wait, you're going too speedy. you'll want to pass slower. A. I observed that they have been impending the precipice close to the quarry. I observed, from my watch-tower, that those S. S. males have been beating the prisoners and that i realised instantly that they meant to strength them to throw themselves over the precipice in any other case to push them over. i realized how one of many prisoners used to be kicked whereas mendacity at the floor, and the gestures confirmed that he used to be imagined to throw himself down the precipice. This the prisoner swiftly did below the strain of the blows - most likely in depression. A. I estimate that it used to be 30 to forty metres. Q. used to be there a time period used among you guards for this tradition of getting the prisoners fall from the head of the precipice? A. certain. In Mauthausen Camp they have been referred to as paratroopers. COLONEL AMEN: The witness is accessible to different counsel. THE PRESIDENT: Has the Russian Prosecutor or the French Prosecutor or any defence counsel any questions? CROSS-EXAMINATION through DR. SAUTER (Counsel for defendant von Schirach): Q. Witness, i'm drawn to the next issues. You acknowledged formerly that during 1939 you have been taken into the S. S.? A. that's real, on sixth September…. Q. One second, please repeat your resolution. A. that's correct. On sixth September, 1939, i used to be taken into the S. S. at Ebersberg close to Linz. Q. Had you no connection in any respect with the occasion earlier than then? A. sure. In April, 1938, I enlisted within the Civilian S. S. , simply because i used to be out of labor and with none aid, and that i inspiration, i'm going to subscribe to the Civilian S. S. ; there i'll get paintings, which will be ready to marry. Q. Then, if I understood you safely, you have been drafted into the S. S. in 1939, since you had already enlisted within the Civilian S. S. within the spring of 1938? A. i will not say that precisely. Many have been drafted into the military, into the Air strength and into the overall S.

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