Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-09-20
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 53 / Others Investigated or Interrogated
53.003 (Berger interrogation, 20 Sept. 1945) IDS
Hitler; Kaltenbrunner; Ribbentrop; Gluecks; General Karl Wolff; Pohl; Mueller; Nebe; Schellenberg; Himmler; Heydrich; Bormann; Fegelein; General Burgdorf
22 April 1945; 23 April 1945
This document is a report of an interrogation conducted on the noted date. It summarizes Berger's information regarding Kaltenbrunner's authority and responsibility for various formations of the German police, as well as the latter's duty to know the situation inside the concentration camps. Berger assigns primary responsibility for the camps to their individual Commandants, and secondarily to Gluecks; and calls Ribbentrop "the biggest criminal in Germany" because he could, Berger contends, have ended the war in 1940. The document is a typewritten copy of poor to adequate quality on browning paper in varying conditions of fragility.