Category: Nuremberg Trials

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Hitler’s Secret Meetings

The International Military Tribunal (IMT) in its final judgment cited four secret meetings held by Hitler which indicated his plans to conduct aggressive war. In these meetings, held on November 5, 1937, May 23, 1939, August 22, 1939, and November 23,...

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Benjamin Ferencz: In Memoriam

Benjamin Ferencz died on April 7, 2023 at age 103. He was born in Transylvania and grew up in New York City before earning his law degree from Harvard University. Ferencz, who was Jewish, despised National Socialist Germany. He was assigned...

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Iconic Photo from the Auschwitz Album

The Auschwitz Album is a photographic record of people at Auschwitz-Birkenau during May 1944. One of the most iconic photos in this album shows German SS officers Richard Baer, Josef Mengele, Josef Kramer, and Rudolf Höss smiling and engaging in friendly...

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Ernst Kaltenbrunner: Framed at Nuremberg

      Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903-1946) was chief of the Reich Main Office for Security (RSHA) from January 1943 until the end of World War II. In this position, he directed the operations of the Secret State Police (Gestapo), the Criminal Police (Kripo),...

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Review of Unsung Heroes of the Dachau Trials

      Benjamin Ferencz: I was there for the liberation, as a sergeant in the Third Army, General Patton’s Army…But the Dachau trials were utterly contemptible. There was nothing resembling the rule of law. More like court-martials…It was not my idea of...

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Dr. Sigmund Rascher’s Medical Experiments

When Dr. Ivy mentioned that the United States had specific research standards for medical experimentation on humans, it turns out that these principles were first published on December 28, 1946, 19 days after the opening of the trial. Dr. Ivy had...

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Rudolf Hess: Wronged Prisoner of Peace

      Rudolf Hess (1894-1987) was one of the most popular National Socialist leaders. Albrecht Haushofer, who was one-quarter Jewish and abhorred National Socialism, wrote in 1934 about Hess: “There is a strange charm in his personality; whenever he is there, a...