Hess’ Final Statement

Hess’ final statement on Aug. 31, 1946 was the longest made by any of the 21 defendants in the dock. Hess asked for permission to remain seated. At times he rambled but at the end said “I was permitted to work for many years of my life under the greatest son whom my people has brought forth in it s thousand-year history….I do not regret anything.”

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.