Henry J. Kellermann
Nació: 1910, en Berlín, Alemania
Describe las reacciones de los acusados durante el proceso de Nuremberg [Entrevista: 1992]
When we showed the film "The Death Mills," which is, uh, a documentary we found showing the, uh, some of the concentration camps and showing some of the uh scenes from the ghetto in Warsaw. Uh, we darkened the courtroom and had only lights shining on the faces of the uh...22...uh...uh...defendants. And I had opportunity to study the faces while that film was showing in all its brutality. And uh, it was amazing how they fell apart. [Hermann] Goering never looked at it, neither did [Rudolf] Hess. [Hjalmar] Schacht, who maintained all through the trial that he had nothing to do with the atrocities and so turned his back uh to the screen and crossed his arms in front of him, to indicate that he had, had been a uh absentee at the...during the Nazi period. [Hans] Frank, the "Butcher of Poland," broke into tears. So did [Fritz] Sauckel, who was the uh labor tsar under under...The only person who looked at the screen with obvious glee and pleasure was [Julius] Streicher who was the so-called Gauleiter [Nazi regional leader] of...in...in Bavaria uh Franconia, and who had uh been the editor and publisher of this filthy rag the "Stuermer" [The Attacker], uh Stormtrooper you might call it. He...uh...This was his show. He felt that he was vindicated completely by that picture.
Henry se recibió de abogado en la Universidad de Berlín en 1937. Patrocinado por el rabino de la congregación hebrea de Baltimore, Henry emigró a los Estados Unidos ese mismo año. En 1945, la Oficina de Servicios Estratégicos lo asignó para preparar los expedientes para el Tribunal Militar Internacional en Nuremberg, Alemania. Interrogó a varios testigos y acusados. Después de la guerra, tuvo varios puestos diplomáticos.
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