Nuremberg Trials
Nuremberg Trials & Hermann Göring’s Cross-Examination

Participant of the Nuremberg trials, Alfred Steer, describes witnessing Hermann Göring’s cross-examination by the presiding judge, Robert H. Jackson. Göring was one of the surviving leaders of the Third Reich and the highest-ranking Nazi to be tried at the Nuremberg Trials. He was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to death. Steer oversaw the language division in charge of translating the proceedings of the Nuremberg Trials. In this first-person account, he recalls a time when he and his colleague Sieg Roth tried to print the trial records in a magazine in Germany. The Nuremberg trials in Nuremberg, Germany began on November 20, 1945 and ended on October 1, 1946. It was held by Allied forces after World War II for the prosecution of members within the Nazi leadership.

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