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The Nuremberg Trials
The Defendants and Verdicts

#
Accused
Role
1946 Verdict        
Fate
1
Hermann Goering
Vice-führer
Death sentence
Committed suicide at Nuremberg 1946
2
Rudolf Hess
Hitler's private secretary and third deputy of the Reich
Life sentence
Committed suicide in Spandau Prison 1987
3
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign minister
Death sentence
Executed by hanging 1946
4
Wilhelm Keitel
Commander-in-chief of the High Command of the Armed Forces (OKW)
Death sentence
Executed by hanging 1946
5
Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Chief of the Gestapo
Death sentence
Executed by hanging 1946
6
Alfred Rosenberg
Racial and anti-semite theorist and propagandist
Death sentence
Executed by hanging 1946
7
Hans Frank
Governor-general of Poland
Death sentence
Executed by hanging 1946
8
Wilhelm Frick
Minister of the interior
Death sentence
Executed by hanging 1946
9
Walther Funk
Minister for economic affairs
Life sentence
Released from Spandau Prison in 1957 due to poor health; died 1960
10
Hjalmar Schacht
Economist, minister without portfolio and president of the Reichsbank
Acquitted
Died 1970
11
Karl Doenitz
Admiral and commander of the Navy
Ten-year sentence 
Released from Spandau Prison in 1956 after serving his term; died 1980
12
Erich Raeder
Admiral and commander of the Navy
Life sentence
Released from Spandau Prison in 1957 after serving his term; died 1960
13
Baldur von Schirach
Head of the Hitler Youth
Twenty-year sentence
Released from Spandau Prison in 1966 after serving his term; died 1974
14
Fritz Sauckel
Responsible for the Third Reich's work force (mostly slave labour)
Death sentence
Executed by hanging 1946
15
Alfred Jodl
Chief of operations staff of the OKW
Death sentence
Executed by hanging 1946
16
Franz von Papen
Vice chancellor of Germany and diplomat
Acquitted
Died 1969
17
Arthur Seyss-Inquart
Governor of the Netherlands
Death sentence
Executed by hanging 1946
18
Albert Speer
Minister for armaments
Twenty-year sentence
Released from Spandau Prison in 1966 after serving his term; died 1981
19
Constantin von Neurath
Minister of foreign affairs
Fifteen-year sentence
Released in 1953 from Spandau Prison due to poor health; died 1956
20
Hans Fritzsche
Nazi propagandist, known as 'the voice of Radio Berlin'
Acquitted
Died 1953
21
Julius Streicher
Anti-semite propagandist
Death sentence
Executed by hanging 1946
22
Robert Ley
Minister for work
N/A
Committed suicide 1945 before the trial's commencement
23
Martin Bormann
Personal secretary to Hitler
Death sentence (in absentia)
Killed 1945 by the Soviets in Berlin
24 
Gustav Krupp von Bohlen 
Arms developer and supplier for the Nazi Regime
Case dropped due to poor health
Died 1950

Sources

Solar, D. 'Final en Nuremberg: el patíbulo'. La aventura de la historia, October 2006, no. 96, pp.20-30.

(Translation by M. Gaxiola)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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