Sauckel I

On May 29. 1946, the defendant Fritz Sauckel, Plenipotentiary Genreral for the Utilization of Labor, was called to the stand by his counsel, Dr. Robert Servatius. Ironically, Dr. Sevatius would represent Adolf Eichmann in his Trial in Jerusalem in 1961.
Sauckel testified that Hitler’s appointment as him as Plenipotentiary General for Labor Utilization came as a complete surprise.
Thomas Dodd, American Executive Counsel, questioned Sauckel about minutes of a meeting in April 1942 when he reportedly said”the Russians will have to be handled so roughly by the German administration n the East that they will prefer to go to Germany rather than say in Russia”.

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.