DEFENCE WITNESSES BERND VON BRAUCHITSCH, PAUL PAUL KÖRNER AND ALBERT KESSELRING (ON BEHALF OF HERMANN GOERING) ARE QUESTIONED AT THE NUREMBERG TRIBUNAL [Allocated Title]
Witnesses Bernd von Brauchitsch, Paul Körner and Colonel Albert Kesselring testify on behalf of Hermann Goering.
The witness Bernd von Brauchitsch, a former Colonel of the German air force (Luftwaffe) takes his oath and sits down in the witness stand. Shot from the back of the room showing the tables of the prosecution counsel from behind, and the chief prosecutor of the USA, Robert H Jackson, standing at the speaker's stand. Jackson questions von Brauchitsch on the involvement of Hermann Goering and the Luftwaffe in the war in general and in Operation Barbarossa in particular. Jackson reads a document. Close up of witness as von Brauchitsch reads the document. Shot of witness Paul Körner. Paul Körner had been the deputy of the 4-years-plan and Goering's personal adjutant in the Prussian Ministry of the Interior. Shot of Jackson from behind questioning the witness on Goering's involvement in the night of broken glass (Reichskristallnacht) and the relationship between the witness and Goering. Close up of the dock with the defendants Goering, Hess, von Ribbentrop, Keitel, Kaltenbrunner, Rosenberg, Frank, Frick, Streicher, Funk, Schacht, Doenitz, Raeder, von Schirach, Sauckel, Jodl, von Papen, Seyss-Inquart, Speer, Neurath and Fritzsche. Wide Shot of the dock and the defence counsel. Close up of witness Bernd von Brauchitsch and Goering, Hess, von Ribbentrop, Keitel and Kaltenbrunner in the dock. Shot of the witness Albert Kesselring, the former commander of the German army in Italy testifying. He is asked by a member of the defence counsel, Dr Kurt Kauffmann, on the bombing of the city of Rotterdam which had taken place after the beginning of the negotiations for an armistice. Close up shot of Kesselring. Shot of witness Paul Körner being questioned by defence counsel Dr Otto Stahmer on Goering's responsibility for the concentration camps until 1934 and the Roehm purge. Shot of audience, some people are watching with binoculars and headphones. Shot of the chief counsel of the USA, Robert Jackson cross examining Paul Körner asking him about the fate of Ernst Thälmann (the head of the German communist party and inmate of a concentration camp) after the fire in the Reichstag and the concentration camps. Close up shot of the dock showing Goering, Hess, von Ribbentrop, Keitel, von Schirach, Sauckel, Jodl and von Papen. Close up shot of the dock showing Goering, Hess, von Ribbentrop, Keitel, Kaltenbrunner, von Schirach, Sauckel, Jodl and von Papen. Shot from the back of the courtroom showing prosecutor Jackson cross-examining Bernd von Brauchitsch on the SS (Schutzstaffel), the Gestapo (secret police) and the Waffen-SS. He also asks about the relationship between the Waffen-SS and the Wehrmacht (the army) and its involvement in the Nazi persecution of the Jews. Close up of the defence counsel. Among them are Dr Kurt Kauffmann, Dr Ernst Kubuschok, Dr Hans Flaechsner, Dr Alfred Thoma, Dr Fritz Exner and Dr Alfred Seidl. Close up of the table of the British counsel for the prosecution showing G D Roberts, HM Attorney-General Sir Hartley Shawcross and Sir David Maxwell Fyfe making notes.
Shot from behind of defence counsel Dr Otto Stahmer questioning the witness Bernd von Brauchitsch; von Brauchitsch is dismissed. Shot of Paul Körner taking his oath.