The Nazi Plan

The 17th day of the Trial, Dec. 11, 1945, marked another memorable day . Almost the entire day was devoted to the showing of captured German films. Commander James Donovan, an Assistant Trial Counsel, supervised the production of the film entitled The Nazi Plan”. It was a comprehensive review of the Nazi period portrayed by German photographers. It was divided into four parts: 1.”The Rise of the NSDAP, 1921 to 1933; 2. “Acquiring Control of Germany, 1933-1935; 3. “Preparation for Wars of Aggression, 1935-1939; 4. “Wars of Aggression, 1939-1944”.The introduction to this excerpt relating to part 1 of the film is by Fred Graham of Court TV, which produced a ten hour documentary on the Nuremberg Trial.

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.