On May 3, 1946, Walter Funk, Reich Minister of Economics and President of the Reichsbank, was called to the stand by his attorney Dr. Fritz Sauter. Some of the cross-examination of Funk is among the fascinating episodes of the Trial.
In this excerpt from Court TV’s 10 hour documentary on the Nuremberg Trial, Dr. Sauter’s direct examination followed by the cross-examination by American Prosecutor Thomas Dodd. A highly significant issue in Funk’s case was what he knew about certain deposits which the SS made in the Reichsbank including deposits of gold from concentration camp inmates (gold dentures).
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.