von Neurath

On June 25, 1946, Constantin von Neurath, Reich Foreign Minister and Rich Minister of Bohemia and Moravia, was cross-examined by Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe, Deputy Chief Prosecutor of the British Delegation.In August 1940, nearly a year and a half after von Neurath became Protector of Bohemia and Moravia, he wrote a letter of Dr. Lammers, head of the Reich Chancellery, a letter on the future organization of Bohemia and Moravia. The letter outlined the Germanization and treatment of the natives.
Judge Biddle questioned his relationship with Himmler and Judge Nikitchenko was interested in whether the Defendant had ever publicly expressed any disagreements with Hitler’s policies. von Neurath replied:”No. It was not longer possible either to have a voice in the press… any more than 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.