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The Nuremberg 24-


Martin Bormann
Successor to Hess as Nazi Party Secretary. Sentenced to death in absentia, remains found in 1972

Karl Donitz
Leader of the Kriegsmarine from 1943, succeeded Raeder. Initiator of the U-boat campaign. Became President of Germany following Hitler's death.
Sentenced to 10 years

Hans Frank
Ruler of the General Government in occupied Poland.
Sentenced to death

Wilhelmm Frick
Hitler's Minister of the Interior. Authored the Nuremberg Race Laws
Sentenced to 10 years


Walther Funk
Hitler's Minister of Economics. Succeeded Schacht as head of the Reichsbank. Released due to ill health on May 16th 1957.
Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

Hermann Goring
Reichsmarschall, Commander of the Luftwaffe, and several departments of the SS. Committed suicide the night before his execution.
Sentenced to death

Rudolf Hess
Hitler's deputy, flew to Scotland in 1941.
Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

Alfred Jodl
Wehrmacht Generaloberst, Keitel's subordinate. On February 28, 1953, Jodl was posthumously exonerated by a German de-Nazification court, which found him not guilty of crimes under international law.
Sentenced to Death

Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Highest surviving SS-leader. Chief of RSHA, the central Nazi intelligence organ. Also, commanded many of the Einsatzgruppen and several concentration camps.
Sentenced to death
Wilhelm Keitel
Head of Oberkommando der Wehrmacht.
Sentenced to death
Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
Major Nazi industrialist. Medically unfit for trial.
Robert Ley
Head of DAF, The German Labour Front. Committed suicide on October 25, 1945, before the trial began

Konstantin von Neurath
Minister of Foreign Affairs until 1938, succeeded by Ribbentrop. Later, Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. Resigned in 1943 due to dispute with Hitler. Released (ill health) November 6, 1954
Sentenced to 15 years
Franz von Papen
Chancellor of Germany in 1932 and Vice-Chancellor under Hitler from 1933. Later, ambassador to Turkey. Although acquitted at Nuremberg, von Papen was reclassified as a war criminal in 1947 by a German de-Nazification court, and sentenced to eight years' hard labour. 
He was acquitted following appeal after serving two years.
Erich Raeder
Leader of the Kriegsmarine until his retirement in 1943, succeeded by Dönitz. Released (ill health) September 26, 1955
Sentenced to life imprisonment
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Nazi Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sentenced to death

Alfred Rosenberg
Racial theory ideologist. Later, Protector of the Eastern Occupied Territories.
Sentenced to death
Fritz Sauckel
Plenipotentiary of the Nazi slave labor program.
Sentenced to death
Hjalmar Schacht
Pre-war president of the Reichsbank. Admitted to violating the Treaty of Versailles.
Baldur von Schirach
Head of the Hitler youth, later Gauleiter of Vienna.
Sentenced to 20 years

Arthur Seyss-Inquart
Instrumental in the Anschluss. Later, Gauleiter of occupied Holland.
Sentenced to death
Albert Speer
Hitler's favorite architect and personal friend. Responsible for several aspects of industry (esp. as Minister of Armaments) and a central figure in leadership.
Sentenced to 20 years
Julius Streicher
Incited hatred and murder against the Jews through his weekly newspaper, Der Stürmer
Sentenced to death
Hans Fritzsche
Popular radio commentator, and head of the news division of the Nazi Propaganda Ministry. Tried in place of Joseph Goebbels