This excerpt is a continuation of the first day ( March 13, 1946) of testimony by lead Defendant Hermann Goering. The direct examination was conducted by his counsel, Dr. Stahmer. The testimony concerned the collapse of the Von Papen Cabinet, the creation of the Gestapo and the concentration camps and acknowledged acts of brutality but ‘compared to all that has happened in the past and the greatness of the events, this German revolution of freedom is the least bloody and the most disciplined of all revolutions known to history”.

Produced by US Army Signal Corps 1945-1956, housed in National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Digitized and provided by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive.