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Nuremberg Diary

1961-03 Nuremberg Diary by G.M. Gilbert, Ph.D., Formerly Prison Psychologist at the Nuremberg Trial of the Nazi War Criminals. First Printing March 1961. Paperback

Publisher's Note

In August 1945 Great Britain, France, the USSR and the United States established a tribunal at Nuremberg to try military and civilian leaders of the Nazi regime for the plotting of aggressive warfare, the extermination of civilian populations, the widespread use of slave labor, the looting of occupied countries, and the maltreatment and murder of prisoners of war. G. M. Gilbert was the prison psychologist before and during the Nuremberg trial. He had an unrivalled, firsthand opportunity to watch and question the Nazi war criminals. With scientific dispassion he encouraged Goering, Speer, Hess Ribbentrop, Frank, Jodl, Keitel, Streicher, and the others to reveal their innermost thoughts.

Book Description

In August 1945 Great Britain, France, the USSR, and the United States established a tribunal at Nuremberg to try military and civilian leaders of the Nazi regime. G. M. Gilbert, the prison psychologist, had an unrivaled firsthand opportunity to watch and question the Nazi war criminals.

With scientific dispassion, he encouraged Gering, Speer, Hess, Ribbentrop, Frank, Jodl, Keitel, Streicher, and the others to reveal their innermost thoughst. In the process Gilbert exposed what motivated them to create the distored Aryan utopia and the nightmarish worlds of Auschwitz, Dachau, and Buchenwald.

Here are their day-to-day reactions to the trial proceedings; their off-the-record opionions of Hitler, the Third Reich, and each other; their views on slave labor, death camps, and the Jews; their testimony, feuds, and desperate maneuverings to dissociate themselves from the Third Reich's defeat and Nazi guilt.

Dr. Gilbert's thorough knowledge of German, deliberately informal approach, and complete freedom of access at all times to the defendants gives his spellbinding, chilling study an intimacy and insight that remains unequaled.

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • LC Control No.: 47004157
  • Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
  • Personal Name: Gilbert, G. M., 1911-
  • Main Title: Nuremberg diary / G.M. Gilbert.
  • Published/Created: New York, : Farrar, Straus, 1947.
  • Description: 471 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Notes: Includes index.
  • Subjects: Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946.
  • LC Classification: D804.G42 G5
  • Other System No.: (OCoLC)883864
  • Quality Code: premarc
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