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OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF THE MILITARY TRIBUNAL IN THE MATTER OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AGAINST KARL BRANDT ET AL, DEFENDANTS, SITTING AT NURNBERG, GERMANY, ON 21 NOVEMBER 1946, 1000--1110, JUSTICE BEALS PRESIDING.

THE PRESIDENT [Beals]: We will now proceed to arraign the defendants on the cause now pending before this Tribunal. As the names of the defendants are called each defendant will stand, and will remain standing until told to be seated. Mr. Secretary General of the Tribunal will call the roll of the defendants.

(The Secretary General): KARL-BRANDT, SIEGFRIED HANDLOSER, PAUL ROSTOCK, OSKAR SCHROEDER, KARL GENZKEN, KARL GEBHARDT, KURT BLOME, RUDOLF B[RA]NDT, JOACHIM MRUGOWSKY, HELMUT POPPENDICK, WOLFRAM SIEVERS, GERHARD ROSE, SIEGFRIED RUFF, HANS WOLFGANG ROMBERG, VICTOR BRACK, HERMANN BECKER-FREYSENG, GEORG AUGUST WELTZ, KONRAD SCHAEFER, WALDEMAR HOVEN, WILHELM BEIGLEBOECK, ADOLF POKORNY, HERTA OBERHEUSER, FRITZ FISCHER.

THE SECRETARY GENERAL: The Honorable Tribunal, please, all of the defendants are in the dock.

THE PRESIDENT: The defendants will be seated.

The counsel for the Prosecution will now proceed with the arraignment of the defendants.

GENERAL TAYLOR: The United States of America, by the undersigned Telford Taylor, Chief of Counsel for War Crimes, duly appointed to represent said Government in the prosecution of war criminals, charges that the defendants herein participated in a Common Design or Conspiracy to commit and did commit War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity, as defined in Control Council Law No. 10, duly enacted by the Allied Control Council on 20 December 1945. These crimes include murders, brutalities, cruelties, tortures, atrocities, and other inhumane acts, as set forth in Counts One, Two, and Three of this Indictment [HLSL item 564]. Certain defendants are further charged with membership in a Criminal Organization, as set forth in Count Four of this Indictment.

The persons accused as guilty of these crimes and accordingly named as defendants in this cause are:



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