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Nuremberg Trials: Indictments

Das Verfahren gegen die deutschen Hauptkriegsverbrecher nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in Nürnberg 1945-1946

Charges

The International Military Tribunal was opened on October 18, 1945, in the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg. The first session was presided over by the Soviet judge, Nikitchenko. The prosecution entered indictments against 24 major war criminals and six criminal organizations – the leadership of the Nazi party, the Schutzstaffel (SS) and Sicherheitsdienst (SD), the Gestapo, the Sturmabteilung (SA) and the High Command of the German armed forces (OKW).

The indictments were for:

  1. Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of crime against peace
  2. Planning, initiating and waging wars of aggression and other crimes against peace
  3. War crimes
  4. Crimes against humanity

The 24 accused were:

Martin Bormann

Karl Dönitz

Hans Frank 

Wilhelm Frick 

Walther Funk

Hermann Göring

Rudolf Hess

Alfred Jodl

Ernst Kaltenbrunner

Wilhelm Keitel

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach

Robert Ley

Baron Konstantin von Neurath

Franz von Papen

Erich Raeder

Joachim von Ribbentrop

Alfred Rosenberg

Fritz Sauckel

Hjalmar Schacht

Baldur von Schirach

Arthur Seyss-Inquart

Albert Speer

Julius Streicher

SOURCE: Britannica Academic 

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