"If [Ernst Janning] is to be found guilty, there are others who also went along, who also must be found guilty. . . What about the rest of the world? Did it not know the intentions of the Third Reich? Did it not hear the words of Hitler's broadcasts all over the world? Did it not read his intentions in Mein Kampf, published in every corner of the world?
"Where is the responsibility of the Soviet Union who signed in 1939 the pact with Hitler that enabled him to make war? Are we now to find Russia guilty?
"Where is the responsibility of the Vatican, who signed in 1933 the concordat with Hitler, giving him his first tremendous prestige? Are we now to find the Vatican guilty?
"Where is the responsibility of the world leader Winston Churchill, who said in an open letter to the London Times in 1938--1938 your Honor!-- 'Were England to suffer a national disaster, I should pray to God to send a man of the strength of mind and will of an Adolf Hitler. Are we now to find Winston Churchill guilty?
"Where is the responsibility of those American industrialists who helped Hitler to rebuild his armaments, and profited by that rebuilding? Are we now to find the American industrialists guilty?
"No, Your Honor, no!
"Germany alone is not guilty. The whole world is as responsible for Hitler as Germany. . .
"It's easy to condemn the German people, to speak of the basic flaw in the German character that allowed Hitler to rise to power, but also comfortably ignore the basic flaw of character that made the Russians sign pacts with him, Winston Churchill praise him, American industrialists profit by him."