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Images from the Trial

Caricature of "Fritzsche" [Hans Fritzsche] and "'Fat' Goering" [Hermann Goering]
George Biddle (1885-1973)
Caricature of "Fritzsche" [Hans Fritzsche] and "'Fat' Goering" [Hermann Goering], [1946]
Ink drawing on paper
Manuscript Division (72.4)

Defendants in the Courtroom--Nuremberg Trials
Defendants in the Courtroom--Nuremberg Trials, [1945-1946]
Gelatin silver print
Manuscript Division
Gift of the family of Robert H. Jackson,
ca. 1984 (73.8)

Worldwide curiosity about the Nuremberg Trials was satisfied in part by courtroom photographs and drawings. George Biddle, brother of an American judge on the International Military Tribunal, made these two sketches as an artist for Look magazine. On the left is Hans Fritzsche, a mid-level official who directed radio propaganda, he was acquitted on all counts but later convicted by a German court. On the right is Reichsmarschall Hermann Göering, who had commanded the German air forces. After his conviction he committed suicide. The photograph shows the prisoners in the dock. Front row: Göering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Alfred Rosenberg, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Julius Streicher, Walther Funk and Hjalmar Schacht. Back row: Karl Dönitz, Erich Raeder, Baldur von Schirach, Fritz Sauckel, Alfred Jodl, Franz von Papen, Artur Seyss-Inquart, Albert Speer, Konstantin von Neurath, and Fritzsche.

Additional Views:
"All Except 3 of Nazi Chiefs Guilty, Goering, Hess, Von Ribbentrop Convicted; Schacht, Von Papen Fritzsche Acquitted"
New York Times
(October 1, 1946) Late City Edition.
Vol. 406, no. 32,392
Serial & Government Publications Division (70.7)

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