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,
1. Rudolf Hess was one of the accused. He was
a party leader, the writer of Hitlers 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
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 Raeders successor
in the navy and Hitlers 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
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)