Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-10-23
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 62 / Memoranda in Preparation of Case
62.01 (Kellermann memo to Donovan, 23 October 1945)
This memo analyses the right and duty of enlisted men and non-commissioned officers, under Article 47 of the Military Penal Code, to disobey superior orders that they know would violate existing laws and make them subject to prosecution. Kellermann addresses the relative levels of adherence to and disregard of this principle in Nazi Germany. The document is a typewritten original of excellent quality on slightly browning paper in good condition.