Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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(1893 - 1946) German politician who began his career as an ace in World War I, rose to become Hitler's right-hand man and head of the Luftwaffe, finally captured and committed suicide on the eve of his execution. Important A.D. (unsigned), 1p. 4to, [n.p., Nuremberg, n.d., late 1945], addressed to the General Secretary of the International Court of Justice, in German. In full: "I request one of the following attorneys, which I list in the order of my preference: 1.) Dr. Count von der Goltz, formerly of Berlin (probably now a prisoner of the Americans), 2.) Dr. Dise (Rudolph), formerly of Berlin, 3.) Dr. Gollnick (Kurt), 4.) Dr. Sieveking (Robert) Hamburg, 5.) Dr. Stahmer (Otto) Kiel, 6.) Dr. Karl Sarre, Berlin, 7.) Dr. Ihde (Adolf) Kiel 8.) Dr. Walter Schmidt, Berlin". Four file holes at top margin, neatly laid down to the verso of a printed folio page bearing text relating to Goring's sentence of death by hanging delivered at the Nuremberg Trials. Very good. Goring was successful in obtaining his fifth choice of attorney, the German lawyer Otto Stahmer (1879-1968), who served as Goring's defense attorney during the Nuremberg Trials. Provenance: The present document originates from the personal archives of Hans Werner, who in 1945, as the Director of Printing at the International Military Tribunal, was responsible for overseeing the printing of the Record of the Trial of Major War Criminals for the Nuremberg Trials. Published in 42 volumes in three different languages (English, French and German), the record of the trials was finally distributed in November 1949. Werner was the last member of over one hundred editors and translators to stay with the IMT before finally returning the United States.
HERMANN GORING SEEKS AN ATTORNEY TO DEFEND HIM AT NUREMBERG
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