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Justice Jackson Wants Speed at Nuremberg Trial; Belsen Trial Delay Protested in Hamburg

Justice Robert H. Jackson, chief war crimes prosecutor for the United States, said today at a conference that he expected the trial of the twenty-four chief Nazi war criminals to start here Nov. 20.

“I will do my utmost to prevent the proceedings being dragged out as at Belsen,” Jackson said. “Speed of the trial will depend, however, on the rules of procedure laid down by the tribunal and also on the defense counsels’ attitude.”

As the Belsen trial entered its seventh week today at Lueneburg, signs were posted in the industrial districts of Hamburg demanding that the trial be hastened. “Hasten Justice” and “Death to the Belsen Men,” the posters read.