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Raeder, Erich, 1876-1960

Joachim von Ribbentrop confers with counsel during War Crimes Trials in Nuremberg, Germany

Joachim von Ribbentrop (second from right in front row of prisoner's dock, facing forward) confers with his attorney during a 15-minute break in the War Crimes Trials proceedings in Nuremberg, Germany. Others, left to right (front row of dock) are: Hermann Goering, Rudolph Hess, Wilhelm Keitel, Wilhelm Frick, and Julius Streicher; and (rear row) Erich Raeder, Baldur von Schirach, Fritz Sauckel, and Alfred Rosenberg.

View of defendants listening to prosecution at Nazi War Crimes Trials in Nuremberg, Germany

In the War Crimes Trials of Nazi leaders at Nuremberg, Germany, before the International Military Tribunal, the prosecution charges the defendants with conspiring to destroy the independence of other nations. Hermann Goering, seated in the extreme left of the defendants' box with his chin in his hand, listens as does Joachim von Ribbentrop, third from the left, who was active in framing Nazi pre-war policy.

Top Nazi leaders on trial in the Palace of Justice courtroom at Nuremberg, Germany

Top Nazi leaders, on trial before an International Military Tribunal in the Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, Germany, showed intense interest as prosecutors began introducing documents on the third day of the trials. Hermann Goering (front row left in the box) takes notes, and Rudolph Hess (second from left) watches the proceedings intently. Next to Hess is former foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop. Left to right in the back row are Admirals Karl Donitz and Erich Raeder.