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"Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today"

This footage comes from "Nuremberg, Its Lesson for Today" a 1947 documentary film produced by the US military's Documentary Film Unit, Information Services Division. The film, directed by Pare Lorentz and Stuart Schulberg, shows footage from the trial of Nazi war criminals by the International Military Tribunal. It also intermixes historical footage depicting the founding of the Nazi state, the unleashing of World War II, and Nazi crimes against humanity. The sentencing sequence shown here illustrates the incorporation of film clips used as evidence during the Nuremberg trial.

Transcript

[Dramatic music]

On October 1, 1946, the verdict is delivered by Lord Justice Lawrence, president of the tribunal.

Of the organizations, the SS, SD, Gestapo, and Leadership Corps are found guilty. The High Command, SA, and Reich Cabinet, not guilty.

As for the individuals.

Wilhelm Hermann Goering: guilty of conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Death by hanging.

Rudolf Hess: guilty of conspiracy and crimes against peace. Life imprisonment.

Joachim von Ribbentrop: guilty of conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Death by hanging.

Wilhelm Keitel: guilty of conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Death by hanging.

Ernst Kaltenbrunner: guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Death by hanging.

Alfred Rosenberg: guilty of conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Death by hanging.

Hans Frank: guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Death by hanging.

Wilhelm Frick: guilty of crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Death by hanging.

Julius Streicher: guilty of crimes against humanity. Death by hanging.

Walter Funk: guilty of crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Life imprisonment.

Hjalmar Schacht: not guilty on this indictment. Released.

Karl Doenitz: guilty of crimes against peace and war crimes. Ten years imprisonment.

Erich Raeder: guilty of conspiracy, crimes against peace, and war crimes. Life imprisonment.

Baldur von Schirach: guilty of crimes against humanity. Twenty years imprisonment.

Fritz Sauckel: guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Death by hanging.

Alfred Jodl: guilty of conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Death by hanging.

Franz von Papen: not guilty on this indictment. Released.

Albert Speer: guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Twenty years imprisonment.

Konstantin von Neurath: guilty of conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Fifteen years imprisonment.

Arthur Seyss Inquart: guilty of crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Death by hanging.

Hans Fritszche: not guilty on this indictment. Released.

Martin Bormann: tried in absentia, guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Death by hanging.

[Music]

The trial is over.


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