1949 COMPILATION DOCUMENTARY: Consists of footage from German films documenting Nazi personalities and activities as well as film shot during the trials including testimony and statements from defendants, prosecuting attorneys, judges, and witnesses. The story of the rise and fall of Nazism from the putsch in a Munich beer hall to the Nuremberg trials; contains flashbacks of a variety of Nazi crimes against humanity. Part 1: Europe 1945, panorama of war devastation: buildings and cities laying in waste, people in hunger and despair emerge from shelters searching for the causes of the war and of the immediate human suffering; November 21, 1945, Nuremberg, Palace of Justice, seating of the International Military Tribunal; chief prosecutor, from the United States, Robert Houghwout Jackson, presents Count 1 of the indictment a conspiracy to commit war crimes, and crimes against peace and humanity; Part 2: Jackson continues with Count 1; Munich, burgeoning Nazi party, following the lead of Adolf Hitler, instigate street riots with the aim of gaining the highest degree of control over the Germans by any means; Joseph Goebbels at desk; Hans G., former official of the Berlin police administration, testifies concerning his investigation of the Reichstag fire; German delegates leave the League Nations, and Germany embarks on a policy to strengthen its military; Gen. Werner Edward Fritz von Blomberg announces universal military conscription; Spring 1936: German troops invade the Rhineland, and in Nuremberg, the number of goosestepping troops parading through the town increases each day; Guido Schmidt, former foreign minister of Austria testifies concerning Hitler’s decision to annex Austria, Part 3: Arthur von Seyss-Inquart becomes Chancellor of Austria; Gen. Alfred Jodl testifies regarding Hitler’s decision to invade Czechoslovakia; Emil Hacha, president of Czechoslovakia, arrives for meeting with Hitler and other German leaders; chief prosecutor from Great Britain,Hartly W. Shawcross, presents Count No. 2, Crimes Against Peace, meaning wars of aggression in violation of international treaties and agreements: Lt. Col. Schumt relates Hitler’s plans to occupy Poland; August 23, 1939: Joseph Stalin and Joachim von Ribbentrop sign Russian-German non-aggression pact; Pope Pius XII and Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeal for peace; September 1, 1939: German troops invade Poland as Luftwaffe begins bombing raid; Hitler, addressing Reichstag, names countries Germany intends to occupy; April 9, 1940: Germany invades Denmark. Part 4: April 9, 1940: Germany invades Norway; May 10, 1940: Germany invades Luxemburg, Belgium, Holland; April 6, 1941: Germany invades Yugoslovia; September 27, 1940, Berlin: signing of the Tripartte (Axis) Pact giving Italy the Mediterranean region, Japan the Orient, and to Germany the rest of the world; June 1941: Germany invades Russia; August-September 1941: Luftwaffe conducts raids on Great Britain; December 7, 1941: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor; chief prosecutor from Russia, Roman A. Redenko, presents Counts 3 and 4: charging committment of war crimes in Germany and countries which Germany occupies; abuse, starvation, and execution of prisoners of war. Part 5: reference to testimony of Wilhelm Canaris and Hans Frank in describing Nazi policies and methods for exterminating Poles and others; pictures record the implementation and results of Nazi policies; atrocities in Ouradour Sur Glane in France, in Bande in Belgium, in the Catacombe of San Callisto in Italy, . . . in Czechoslovakia; testimony of Rudulf Hess describes concentration camps at Auschwitz; medical experiments including lowering the body temperature, injecting the body with poisons and infectious diseases, and subjecting the body to high altitude pressure chambers; chief prosecutor from France, Francious de Monthon, concludes Counts 3 and 4: describes, from memoranda of Fritz Sauckel,Nazi policies forcing labor from captive people; describes Hermann Goering directive to plunder.
|Video Views:||Runtime: 46:00||Year: 1949|
|Video #: 1223A||Tags: Army|