Nuremberg Diary


Nuremberg Diary Author G. M. Gilbert
ISBN-10 0306806614
ISBN-13 9780306806612
Year 1995-08-22
Pages 488
Language English
Publisher Da Capo Press
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In August 1945 Great Britain France the USSR and the United States established a tribunal at Nuremberg to try military and civilian leaders of the Nazi regime G M Gilbert the prison psychologist had an unrivaled firsthand opportunity to watch and question the Nazi war criminals With scientific dispassion he encouraged Gering Speer Hess Ribbentrop Frank Jodl Keitel Streicher and the others to reveal their innermost thoughts In the process Gilbert exposed what motivated them to create the distorted Aryan utopia and the nightmarish worlds of Auschwitz Dachau and Buchenwald Here are their day to day reactions to the trial proceedings their off the record opinions of Hitler the Third Reich and each other their views on slave labor death camps and the Jews their testimony feuds and desperate maneuverings to dissociate themselves from the Third Reich s defeat and Nazi guilt Dr Gilbert s thorough knowledge of German deliberately informal approach and complete freedom of access at all times to the defendants give his spellbinding chilling study an intimacy and insight that remains unequaled

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