Rudolf Hess: Nuremberg Competency Hearing (1945)

Publié le par Robert H Jackson Center

On Nov. 30, 1945, a hearing was held in the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg regarding the question of Rudolf Hess' ability to continue in the trial.

Rudolf Hess: Nuremberg Competency Hearing (1945)

His counsel argued that Hess was incapable of understanding the charges. Chief American prosecutor Robert H. Jackson argued to the contrary. This post presents highlights of the hearing and commentary from Nuremberg prosecutors Telford Taylor and William Baldwin as well chief American interpreter Richard Sonnenfeldt. For further information, see www.roberthjacison.org

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