Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hermann Göring at Nuremberg Trial

 Former German Reichsmarschall and Commander of the Luftwaffe Hermann Göring - a.k.a. "The Bad Nazi" - during cross examination at his trial for war crimes in Room 600 at the Palace of Justice during the International Military Tribunal (IMT), Nuremberg, Germany, 15 March 1946. Starting from 13 March 1946 (day 80 of the IMT), the defendant Hermann Göring is given vast latitude by the Tribunal to tell his life story. He will be at it for the next few days. No other defendant will be given so much uninterrupted time. From the letters of Thomas Dodd: "...I was in court all day and Göring continued on and he gets bolder and more doctrinaire with each hour. He is a supreme egoist and a consummate liar but a charming rascal. He is also a forceful talker and he knows how to tell a story. The other defendants are taking courage from him now but if (Robert) Jackson - chief United States prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials - does the proper job on cross(-examination) they will soon get over this new found confidence...". Photo by Raymond d'Addario of 3264th Signal Photo Service Company, US Army


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