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The Accused

The accused at Nuremberg were major Nazi leaders. These included government officials, army officials, and members of organizations which had been ruled criminal by the courts. Charged, however, not present, was Martin Borman. The Chief of the German Chancellery said to be dead was charged. (Hitler was not charged to keep rumors of his survival from exploding into truth.) (Smith, B.)

1.    Rudolf Hess was one of the accused. He was a party leader, the writer of  Hitler’s dictation of Mein Kampf. He was captured and imprisoned by the British in 1941.

2.    Herman Goering was also present. Goering was the chief of the Luftwaffe.    He  was also chairman of the Reich Council for National Defense and  successor to  Hitler, and as a result, he was kicked out of the party by  Hitler as he fled from the  war.

3.    Also present was Albert Speer. Speer was the architect of the party. Speer was the main creator of the war time production.

4.    Enrich Raeder was the commander of the German navy until 1943, when Hitler demanded his resignation, due to his inability to destroy allied convoys  in Russia.

5.    Also from the navy, Admiral Karl Doenitz: the master V-Boat commander.  He was Raeder’s successor in the navy and Hitler’s successor.

Also present were the following:

6.    Joachin von Ribbentrop was a foreign minister of the Reich. He negotiated  the Nazi-soviet pact.

7.    Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, chief of the armed forces, was also present.  He  was also a member of the Secret Cabinet Council and the Council for  Defense of the Reich.

8.    Alfred Jodl was Major-General and Chief of the Wehrmacht Operations.

9.    Julius Streicher propaganda produce of the Reich. He wrote the tabloid,  Der Stuermer, which means to destroy the Jews.

10.    Ernst Kaltenbrunner was commander of the Austrian SS and became Austrian minister for state security.

11.    Walter Funk was the economic advisor of the party. As well as the president  of  the Reichsbank.

12.    Alfred Rosenberg was the Minister for the occupied Eastern Territories.

13.    Baldur Von Schirach was a Nazi from his youth (age six in the Nazi youth  group), and was made governor of Vienna. He also was the leader of the Hitler Youth.

14.    Arthur Seyss-Inquart was an Austrian supporter of Anschluss. He became governor of Austrian and the lakes of Netherlands.

15.    Hans Frank was the Reich minister of justice. He was made governor of  Poland, however, he stripped after calling for constitutional rule in Germany in 1942.

16.    Wilhelm Frick was the young man who paved the way for Nazis, through   his  place in the police department. He also serves as Minister of the interior.

17.    Fritz Sauckel who won General for labor mobilization, was responsible for the rounding up of slave workers for the German war machine.

18.    Hjalmar Schirach was a financial manager of the Nazi party. He was president of  the Reichsbank up to 1939. He was arrested in 1944, after a plot to kill Hitler and was held in Dachau. (McVay)