Nazi official Hans Fritzsche sits in his jail cell during the 1945 Nuremberg Trials. Fritzsche, who was a member of the Reich Propaganda Ministry, was one of only three defendants who was acquitted during the Nuremberg war crime trials.
Defendant Hans Fritzsche, Head of the Radio Division, one of twelve departments in Goebbel's Propoganda Ministry, enters the Nuremberg courtroom under American guard. "I have been tricked and trapped by the Himmler murder machine, even when I tried to put a check on it...Let us explain our position to the world, so that at least we won't die under this awful burden of shame." (11/21/45)
Hans Fritzsche was acquitted by the IMT. He said, "I am entirely overwhelmed--to be set free right here, not even to be sent back to Russia. That was more than I hoped for." He was later tried and convicted by a German court, then freed in He died in
Hans Georg Fritzsche (April 1900 – September was a senior German Nazi official, ending the war as Ministerialdirektor at the Propaganda ministerium. One of only three acquitted at the Nuremberg Trials (b.
El político alemán Franz von Papen (izquierda), el financiero Dr. Hjalmar Schacht (centro) y el propagandista Hans Fritzsche (a la derecha) durante una conferencia de prensa después de haber sido absuelto de los cargos de crímenes de guerra en Núremberg