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Nuremberg Trials.

Discussion in 'Post War 1945-1955' started by C.Evans, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. C.Evans

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    Thanks Carl!
    Just so happened that our next subject is on the trials....now I can do some before class reading and look like I actually know something! ;) [​IMG]

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    Good show--glad you saw this post. PLease let me know what happens--meaning--let you get the "A's" for a grade. [​IMG]
     
  4. Kai-Petri

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    And....

    The length of time it took doctors to pronounce the men dead once they had been hanged:


    Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop -18 minutes
    Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel - 24 minutes
    SS General Ernst Kaltenbrunner - 13 minutes
    Minister Afred Rosenberg -10 minutes
    Governor General of Poland Hans Frank -10.5 minutes
    Minister of the Interior Wilhelm Frick -12 minutes
    Anti-semitic newspaperman Julius Streicher - 14 minutes
    Slave labour chief Fritz Sauckel - 14 minutes
    General Alfred Jodl - 16 minutes
    Arthur von Seyss-Inquart, governor of the Netherlands and Austria - no time cited

    http://www.bizarremag.com/ask/war.php#Anchor-Is-49575

    the apparent delay was the product of a decision to construct three sets of gallows - two for the executions themselves and one spare - and to hang the condemned Nazis one after the other, but on two different gallows. The doctors present did not enter the enclosed areas beneath the traps to pronounce one hanged men dead until the man on the adjacent gallows had also been hung; thus, after Ribbentrop and Keitel had both dangled, they pronounced Ribbentrop dead; then Kaltenbrunner was hung on Ribbentrops gallows while Keitel was still strung up, after which Keitels body was cut down and examined, and so on. This was the cause of the apparent delay in pronouncing death.

    In one case, however, the hanged man appears to have died of strangulation and not of a broken neck. Perhaps fittingly, the man in question was Julius Streicher the odious editor of the racist newspaper Der Sturmer, and the only one of the condemned who went to his death still shouting "Heil Hitler".
     
  5. Friedrich

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    Ducetta,

    By any means you know about similar war crimes trials like those in Nuremberg and Tokio, but considering Italian criminals? I've never read or heard anything about that...

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  6. Fredd

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    Here you've got the transcripts of the process. My favourite part is when Kaltenbruner testifys. There are some other interesting part - when Ribbentrop is accused on signing the Ribbentrop- Molotov pact as a crime against peace, so where is Molotov :confused: ? Or when Soviets try to blame Germans for Katyn :(

    In my opinion it was unjust to hang Jodl (20 years in prison would be appropriate). Who wasn't there but should have been? Von dem Bach - Zelewski, Dirlewanger. Those two deserted to be hanged!

    [ 12. February 2004, 02:49 PM: Message edited by: Fredd ]
     
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    Molotov and Stalin ;)
     
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    Yes,

    we´ve wondered this previously as well...

    Von dem Bach - Zelewski

    How the **** did he get of the meat hook?? Did he make a deal? And how could it be worth that much that he could run around free? Not even Wiesenthal or Israel could get him....Don´t get it.

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  9. AndyW

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    Bach was discussed here:

    http://www.ww2forums.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=000760#000006

    Somewhere at home I have some more material on B., but I need to dig it out.

    BAsically Bach got "off the hook" because at the time of the big war crime trails his role wasn't known, and after it became known he was already sentenced to capital punishment for another crime and another trail would have been useless, because you can't "top" this.

    Cheers,

    [ 13. February 2004, 02:11 AM: Message edited by: AndyW ]
     
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