Streicher was sentenced to death by hanging. Streicher walking to the gallows:
The group represented the "cream of the crop" of the Nazi leadership including Herman Goering, Hitler's heir apparent until falling out of favor in the closing days of the war, and Rudolph Hess, Hitler's deputy who had been in custody since parachuting The Defendants into England in A 22nd defendant - Martin Bormann - had escaped capture and was tried in absentia.
Each defendant was accused of one or more of four charges: Specific charges included the murder of over 6 million Jews, pursuing an aggressive war, the brutality of the concentration camps and the use of slave labor. The defendants all proclaimed their innocence, many declaring that they were just following orders or questioning the authority of the court to pass judgment.
The verdicts were announced on October 1, Eighteen of the defendants were found guilty while three were acquitted.
Eleven of the guilty were sentenced to death by hanging, the remainder received prison sentences ranging from 10 years to life. Gilbert was a prison psychologist assigned the responsibility of monitoring the behavior of the defendants while they stood trial. He became intimately familiar with all the defendants and was present when each was escorted from the courtroom to their prison cell after hearing their verdict.
His description of each individual reaction provides insight into the mindset of the Nazi hierarchy. Here are a few of his observations: Click the name of each defendant for more information.
Goering came down first and strode into his cell, his face pale and frozen, his eyes popping. His hands were trembling in spite of his attempt to be nonchalant.
His eyes were moist and he was panting, fighting back an emotional breakdown.
He asked me in an unsteady voice to leave him alone for a while. When Goering collected himself enough to talk, he said that he had naturally expected the death penalty, and was glad that he had not gotten a life sentence, because those who are sentenced to life imprisonment never become martyrs.
But there wasn't any of the old confident bravado in his voice. Goering seems to realize, at last, that there is nothing funny about death, when you're the one who is going to die.
Rudolph Hess Hess strutted in, laughing nervously, and said that he had not even been listening, so he did not know what the sentence was and what was more, he didn't care. As the guard unlocked his handcuffs, he asked why he had been handcuffed and Goering had not.
I said it was probably an oversight with the first prisoner. Hess laughed again and said mysteriously that he knew why.
A guard told me that Hess had been given a life sentence. Ribbentrop wandered in, aghast, and started to walk around the cell in a daze, whispering, 'Death! Now I won't be able to write my beautiful memoirs. Keitel was already in his cell, his back to the door, when I entered.
He wheeled around and snapped to attention at the far end of the cell, his fists clenched and arms rigid, horror in his eyes. I don't blame you for standing at a distance from a man sentenced to death by hanging.
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