von Paulus II

On Feb. 12, 1946, the cross examination of Field Marshal Friedrich von Paulus was conducted by Dr. Nelte, counsel for the defendant Keitel. In German, Paulus agreed “that the General Staff of the Army with its large machinery was to work out details which Hitler conceived.” Paulus stated that “From the way in which this task was started one could see that, after the theoretical preparation, a practical application would follow.”
Dr. Fritz Sauter, counsel for the defendants Funk and Schirach, asked about the legalities of the Soviet invasion.

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.