von Ribbentrop II

Dr. Martin Horn, Counsel for Joachim Von Ribbentriop, the foreign minister of Nazi Germany throughout the period when the Nuremberg defendants were charged with aggression called his client to the stand on March 30, 1946. He testified about early life, diplomatic relations with Great Britain and France, membership in the SS and party loyalty, Hitler’s commanding role and the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact.
This segment also shows Dr. Seidel, Counsel for Hess, asking about the Secret protocol attached to the Non-Aggression Pact with the Soviet Union. He concluded that if the Protocol “is considered an aggression, then both sides are guilty for it.”

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.