|Opening address for the United
by , translated by Office of the United States Chief of Counsel For Prosecution of Axis Criminality
|From Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume I, pages 114-171|
|Defining the Trial|
|Rules of Procedure|
|Defining Roles of People|
|Tribunal Members and Alternates|
|Defendants and Counsel|
|Indictments against Individuals|
|Indictments against Organizations|
|Interrogation of Erich Kempka|
|Interrogation of Wolfram Sievers|
|Principles for Human Experimentation|
OPENING ADDRESS FOR THE UNITED STATES
The following address, opening the American case under Count I of the Indictment, was delivered by Justice Robert H. Jackson, Chief of Counsel for the United States, before the Tribunal on 21 November 1945:
(From archival source) [In most instances, documents referred to
or quoted from have been cited by number, even though some of them
have not been introduced in evidence as part of the American case.
Where they were not offered as evidence it was chiefly for the
reason that documents subsequently discovered covered the point
more adequately, and because the pressure of time required the
avoidance of cumulative evidence.
In some instances, no citations are given of documents quoted from or [page 174] referred to. These are documents which for a variety of reasons were not introduced in evidence during the American case. The length of some of them was disproportionate to the value of their contents, and hence instead of full translations only summaries were prepared in English. In some cases a translation of the document referred to was made only for use in the address and was not included in the evidence which it was proposed to offer in court. In other cases the document, although translated, was turned over to the French or Russian delegations for use in the proof of Counts III and IV, and hence forms no part of the American case.
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