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Donovan Nuremberg Trials Collection

Nuremberg trial transcripts and documents from the Collection of General William J. Donovan

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Volume 008
Subdivision Subdivision 14 / Conduct of Warfare Generally
Part Not applicable
Section 14.20 (Hessler interrogation, 15 Nov. 1945)
Title Interrogation of Gunter Hessler
Pages 1
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1945-11-15
Language English
Author Thomas S. Hinkel, Lt. Colonel
Witness GŁnther Hessler
Other Names Doenitz
Other Dates December 1941; 17 September 1942
Abstract The summary briefly reports the substance of a truncated interrogation concerning submarine warfare, particularly an order to German submarine commanders to "disregard survivors of torpedoed vessels and to consider their own safety first." This document is a typewritten copy of excellent quality on very brown, brittle paper.
Keywords Interrogations; Submarine warfare; BDU diary; Survivors; Rescue efforts