The Defendant Seyss-Inquart’s final statement was distinctive in a number of respects. He showed no contrition and did not ask for any special considerations. He considered the was “as a life-and-death-struggle for the German people.” On Hitler, “to me he remains the man who made Greater Germany a fact in German history. I served this man. And now? I cannot say crucify him since yesterday I cried “Hosanna’.”

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.