Oswald Pohl on the witness stand during the I.G. Farben Trial. Pohl, the former chief of the SS Economic and Administrative Main Office, had already been convicted by the American military tribunal at Nuremberg. While he awaited execution, Pohl was called to testify in the I.G. Farben Trial. His testimony confirmed the I.G. Farben company's use of concentration camp inmates for slave labor. November 21 - 24, 1947.
USHMM, courtesy of Benjamin Ferencz
I.G. Farben was a German chemical conglomerate that used slave labor during World War II. Twenty-three executives from I.G. Farben were brought to trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Their offenses included the deportation and enslavement of civilians, notably at the Auschwitz concentration camp complex. The tribunal acquitted ten of the defendants completely. The thirteen defendants found guilty received prison terms ranging from one-and-a-half years to eight years, reduced for time already served while standing trial. One defendant, Max Brueggemann, was released due to illness prior to the indictment.