Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-09-03
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 63 / News Reports and Editorial Comments on Trials
63.01 (Telegram #3152)
30 August 1945; 4 September 1945
This telegram reports the favorable response of the Soviet press to the establishment of the International Military Tribunal and to the publication of the initial list of Nazi war criminals slated for prosecution. The telegram summarizes the content of a Pravda editorial, which sorts the war criminals according to their respective primary affiliations: the Nazi Party; the General Staff; the Plutocracy. The telegram specifically notes that editorials in both Pravda and Izvestiya emphasize the guilt of the German financiers, economists, and industrialists who financed the Third Reich. This document is a typewritten copy of good quality on good paper.