Defendants Listen to the First Day of Material Evidence

Defendants, including Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering (January 12, 1893 - October 15, 1946), Stellvertreter des Fuhrers (Deputy to Adolf Hitler) Rudolf Hess (April 26, 1894 - August 17, 1987), Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop (April 30, 1893 - October 16, 1946), listen to United States prosecutors present the first material evidence on the third day of the proceedings of the International Military Tribunal. The United States presented evidence on count one of the indictment, Conspiracy to Wage Aggressive War. Storey told the court that instead of eyewitnesses, the mountain of documents from the Nazis themselves would testify in evidence. That Thursday was Thanksgiving Day in the United States; before court was in session, United States Prosecutor Justice Robert H. Jackson asked Captain Edmund A. Walsh, who was the Vice President of Georgetown University before the war, to lead 600 assembled British, French, Russian and American personnel in Thanksgiving prayer.
Caption Written By: 
Jason McDonald
Date Photographed: 
Thursday, November 22, 1945