Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-11-01
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 53 / Others Investigated or Interrogated
53.0195 (Falkenhausen interrogation, 1 Nov. 1945)
Hitler; Sauckel; Keitel; Lt. General Beck
18 July 1944; 20 July 1944
This document is a summary of the witness's statement made during an interrogation conducted on the date noted above. Faulkenhausen denies complicity in the Nazi cause and asserts his opposition both to Nazi policies and World War II as a whole. He points out his opposition to Sauckel, particularly in the case of deportations, and argues that, among the Occupied territories, only in Belgium was the SD relegated to a "minor branch of the administration" rather than being allowed to operate independently. Faulkenhausen also points out that he was a prisoner of the Gestapo for many months, having been dismissed by Hitler for his opposition to Sauckel and the Nazi Party. This document is a typewritten original of generally excellent quality on slightly browning paper.