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2. The defendants Goering and Kaltenbrunner committed
the crimes defined in Article 6 of the Charter in their
capacity as members and leaders of the GESTAPO.
3. The GESTAPO, as an organization, participated in and
aided the conspiracy which contemplated and involved
the commission of the crimes defined in Article 6 of the
In 1941, on German Police Day, Heydrich, the former Chief of the Security Police and the SD, said:
"Secret State Police, Criminal Police, and SD are still adorned with the furtive and whispered secrecy of a political detective story. In a mixture of fear and shuddering—and yet at home with a certain feeling of security because of their presence,—brutality, inhumanity bordering on the sadistic, and ruthlessness are attributed abroad to the men of this profession." (Extract from a brochure on Reinhard Heydrich, published in December 1943.)
The evidence as it is submitted, shows that brutality, inhumanity, sadism, and ruthlessness were characteristic of the GESTAPO and that it was and should be declared, a criminal organization, in accordance with article 9 of the Charter.
LEGAL REFERENCES AND LIST OF DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GEHEIME STAATSPOLIZEI (GESTAPO) AND SICHERHEITSDIENST (SD)
asterisk (**) before a document
number indicates that the docu-
ment was referred to during the
trial but was not formally received
in evidence, for the reason given in
parentheses following the descrip-
tion of the document. The USA
series number, given in paren-
theses following the description of
the document, is the official exhibit
number assigned by the court.
Rosenberg letter to Bormann, 23
April 1941, replying to Bormann's
letter of 19 April 1941 (Document
072-PS). (USA 371)...
Top Secret Fuehrer Order for kill-
ing of commandos, 18 October
1942. (USA 501)..
Collection of four documents on
execution by gas, June 1942, one
signed by Dr. Becker, SS Unter-
sturmfuehrer at Kiev, 16 May
1942. (USA 288)...
Order, 17 July 1941, entitled
"Regulations for the Commandos
of the Chief of the SIPO and SD
which are to be activated in
Stalags". (USA 486)...
Top secret notice, 10, May 1943,
concerning saboteurs captured and
shot in Norway. (USA 502). . . .
Telegram of WFSt, 24 June 1944,
concerning treatment of Com-
Thierack's notes, 18 September
1942, on discussion with Himmler
concerning delivery of Jews to
Himmler for extermination
through work. (USA 218)...
Letter from Chief of the SIPO and
SD and OKW letter, 24 June 1942,
concerning prosecution of punish-
able offenses against the Reich or
occupation forces in occupied ter-
ritories. (USA 504)...
Secret letter from President of
High District Court of Kattowitz
re executions being carried out by
Gestapo without judicial processes,
3 December 1941. (USA 505).. III
Letter from Minister of Justice to
Prosecutors, 1 April 1943, concern-
ing Poles and Jews who are re-
leased from Penal institutions of
Department of Justice. (USA 497). III
Letter from Goering to Heydrich,
31 July 1941, concerning solution
of Jewish question. (USA 509).... III
Letter from Chief of SD, Koblenz,
12 June 1944, concerning enemy
aviators who have been shot down. III
Memorandum of Minister of the
Interior concerning clarification of
police matters, 1935....
Directive by Frick, regulating
"protective custody", 12 April
Instructions by Admiral Canaris,
Head of the Abwehr, 2 February
1942, concerning prosecution of
crimes against the Reich or occu-
pying forces in the occupied terri-
Official report of Stroop, SS and
Police Leader of Warsaw, on de-
struction of Warsaw Ghetto, 1943.
Order of Chief of SIPO and SD,
2 January 1941, concerning clasși-
fication of concentration camps.
Letter signed by Kaltenbrunner,
26 July 1943, concerning estab-
lishment of Labor Reformatory
camps. (USA 492).
Mueller's order, 17 December
1942, concerning prisoners quali-
fied for work to be sent to concen-
tration camps. (USA 219)...
Copy of Mueller's order, 25 June
1942, concerning increased ship-
ments to concentration camps...
Memorandum, 21 November 1941,
enclosing copies of report concern-
ing anti-Jewish action in Minsk.
Report of 6 November 1942 con-
cerning action "Marshfever".
Letter from Commandant of con-
centration Camp Gross Rosen, 23
October 1941, and letter of Mueller
to all Gestapo offices, 9 November
1941, concerning execution of Rus-
sian PW's. (USA 244)...
Top secret letter from Chief of
SIPO and SD to OKW/WFST,
17 June 1944, concerning Com-
mando operations. (USA 525).... III
Extract from The German Police,
1943, pp. 81-82...
Law concerning reuniting of Aus-
tria with German Reich, 18 March
1938. 1938 Reichsgesetzblatt,
Part I, p. 262....
Fuehrer concerning administration
of Sudeten-German territory, 22
October 1938. 1938 Reichsgesetz-
blatt, Part I, p. 1453....
Copy of telegram from Mueller to
Himmler, 16 December 1942, con-
cerning recruiting Jewish labor.
Gestapo order, 20 January 1938,
dissolving and confiscating prop-
erty of Catholic Youth Womens
Organization in Bavaria. (USA
Order, 27 July 1944, from 6th
Corps Area Command concerning
delivery of prisoners of war to
secret state police. (USA 491). ... IV
Report from the Bavarian Polit-
ical Police to the Gestapo, Berlin,
24 August 1934, concerning Na-
tional mourning on occasion of
death of von Hindenburg. (USA
Directive from RSHA, 26 October
1939, concerning execution of pro-
tective custody, and directive, 12
June 1942, concerning third de-
gree. (USA 248)...
Decree assigning functions in Of-
fice of Chief of German Police,
26 June 1936. 1936 Reichs Minis-
terialblatt, pp. 946-948..
Order signed Mueller, 18 June
1941, concerning measures to be
taken against Emigrants and ci-
vilian workers from Russian areas