The Holocaust Historiography Project

Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression

Volume II

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A Collection of Documentary Evidence and Guide Materials Prepared by the American and British Prosecuting Staffs for Presentation before the International Military Tribunal at Nurnberg, Germany, in the case of

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, and THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS

—against—

HERMANN WILHELM GOERING, RUDOLF HESS, JOACHIM von RIBBENTROP, ROBERT LEY, WILHELM KEITEL, ERNST KALTENBRUNNER, ALFRED ROSENBERG, HANS FRANK, WILHELM FRICK, JULIUS STREICHER, WALTER FUNK, HJALMAR SCHACHT, GUSTAV KRUPP von BOHLEN und HALBACH, KARL DOENITZ, ERICH RAEDER, BALDUR von SCHIRACH, FRITZ SAUCKEL, ALFRED JODL, MARTIN BORMANN, FRANZ von PAPEN, ARTUR SEYSS-INQUART, ALBERT SPEER, CONSTANTIN von NEURATH, and HANS FRITZSCHE, Individually and as Members of Any of the Following Groups or Organizations to which They Respectively Belonged, Namely: DIE REICHSREGIERUNG (REICH CABINET); DAS KORPS DER POLITISCHEN LEITER DER NATIONALSOZIALISTISCHEN DEUTSCHEN ARBEITERPARTEI (LEADERSHIP CORPS OF THE NAZI PARTY); DIE SCHUTZSTAFFELN DER NATIONALSOZIALISTISCHEN DEUTSCHEN ARBEITERPARTEI (commonly known as the "SS") and including DIE SICHERHEITSDIENST (commonly known a the "SD"); DIE GEHEIME STAATSPOLIZEI (SECRET STATE POLICE, commonly known as the "GESTAPO"); DIE STURMABTEILUNGEN DER N.S.D.A.P. (commonly known as the "SA") and the GENERAL STAFF and HIGH COMMAND of the GERMAN ARMED FORCES all as defined in Appendix B of the Indictment,

Defendants.

CONTENTS
  Page
Chapter XV. Criminality of Groups and Organizations 1
  1. The law under which Nazi organizations are accused of being criminal 1
  2. The Nazi Party Leadership Corps 23
  3. The Reich Cabinet 91
  4. The Sturmabteilung (SA) 133
  5. The Schutzstaffeln (SS) 173
  6. The Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo) and Sicherheitsdients (SD) 248
  7. The General Staff and High Command of the Armed Forces 316
XVI. Individual Responsibility of Defendants 416
  1. Hermann Wilhelm Goering 417
  2. Rudolf Hess 466
  3. Joachim von Ribbentrop 489
  4. Wilhelm Keitel 528
  5. Alfred Jodl 565
  6. Ernst Kaltenbrunner 575
  7. Alfred Rosenberg 593
  8. Hans Frank 624
  9. Wilhelm Frick 653
  10. Julius Streicher 690
  11. Walter Funk 715
  12. Hjalmar Schacht 738
  13. Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach 774
  14. Karl Doenitz 815
  15. Erich Raeder 849
  16. Baldur von Schirach 877
  17. Martin Bormann 896
  18. Franz von Papen 915
  19. Artur Seyss-Inquart 956
  20. Constantin von Neurath 1014
  21. Hans Fritzche 1035
Biographical Data 1055
  1. Principal officials of the Reich Government 1055
  2. Principal officials of the Nazi Party 1062
  3. Heads of the Armed Forces 1063
  4. Index of individuals 1064
Code names and words used by the German High Command for operations and measures during the war 1055
Data concerning capture of defendants 1055
Glossary of common German and Nazi titles, designations, and terms, with their official abbreviations 1055
Table of commissioned ranks in the German Army, Navy, and SS with their equivalents in the American military forces 1055