On March 28, 1946, Dr. Martin Horn, Von Ribbentrop’s Counsel, called Dr. Paul Otto Schmidt , an interpreter in the German Foreign Office who often participated in important conferences with foreign officials. He testified that the Japanese attack on America at Pearl Harbor took Ribbentrop and the entire Foreign Office by surprise. He also testifeied that when germany invaded Poland and received the Btritish ultimatium on Sept. 3, 1939, the announcement did not please Hitler of Ribbentrop.
In a conference in 1944 among Admiral Horthy, Regent of Hungary, Hitler and Ribbentrop, Horthy asked if he were supposed to beat the Jews to death. After a lull, Ribbentrop said “Yes, there are only two possibilities – either that , or to intern the Jews.”
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.