Julius Streicher, who in the heyday of the Nazis was Germany's Jew-baiter No. 1, took the stand today to defend himself against charges of being a war criminal. Before his examination began, Streicher complained to the court that he had been mistreated by his Allied jailers and asserted that the only people who have not molested him were the Jewish director of a hospital in Weisbaden and the Jewish prison doctor at Nuremberg.
Streicher was preceded on the stand by Hans B. Gisevius, a former Gestapo agent who, it was revealed, had worked with U.S. Office of Strategic Services since 1943. Gisevius charged Field Marshal Wilheim Keitel with condoning atrocities against Jews and others.