This is an excerpt of the closing remarks, in German, by Defendant Wilhelm Keitel’s counsel on July 9, 1946. Dr.Otto Nelte tried to show that the SS and Police organizations influenced the conduct of the war and how the Wehrmacht was drawn into events. He tried to minimize Keitel’s direct knowledge of the effects of the Fuehrer’s “Night and Fog” decree.

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.