Excerpts from a David Wolper produced documentary entitled "Trial at Nuremberg". This 1964 film shows the capture of and preparation for the prosecution of the principal defendants at the International Military Tribunal At Nuremberg. President Harry S Truman is seen appointing Justice Robert H Jackson as The Chief American Prosecutor. There is a rare scene of the three defendants at Spandau Prison who received life sentences.
The International Military Tribunal established to hear evidence against
21 of the leading Nazis commenced in Nuremberg Germany on November 20,
1945. After initial statements by Sir Geoffrey Lawrence, the chief
Judge of the Tribunal, a roll call of the defendants was initiated.
IMT Blue Series, Volume II, p. 29.
After a recess, each defendant was asked how they plead to the charges
outlined in the Indictments which they had previously received. The
pleas were received on Nov. 21, 1945. Thereafter, The United Stated
Chief of Counsel, United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H Jackson
began his opening statements.
IMT Blue Series, Volume II, pt. 97.