Doenitz

On Jan. 14, 1946, the submission on the individual responsibility of Karl Doenitz, Commander of the Submarine Arm of the Navy and Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, was made by Colonel H.J. Phillimore, junior counsel for the British Delegation. His submission included calling two former German captains of U-boats who testified concerning an order of Doenitz that the killing of shipwrecked crew members was to be encouraged. In concluding, Phillimore declared that Doenitz “was an extreme Nazi who did his utmost to indoctrinate the Navy and the German people with the Nazi creed”. This segment from Court TV’s documentary on the Nuremberg Trial also show the cross-examination by Dr. Otto Kranzbuehler, counsel for Doenitz.

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.