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Wilhelm Bodewin Johann Gustav Keitel (22 September 1882 – 16 October 1946) served as chief of the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces ("Oberkommando der Wehrmacht") for most of World War II.
At the International Military Tribunal, Keitel was sentenced to death.
"The evidence against Keitel consists largely of the "reports" of Soviet War Crimes Commissions (XVII 611-612 [663-664], XXII 76-83 [90-98]). These are summaries containing final judgments, conclusions, and generalizations without any underlying evidence or documents. In these reports, military agencies are wrongly named and confused. [...] Original documents are not appended, and specific orders are not mentioned. Keitel's name is not mentioned. The other documents are "certified true copies" (XVIII 9-12 [16-19]) of documents supposedly possessed by the Russians."
See also the article on the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission on Soviet Nuremberg evidence.
See also the "External links" section on revisionist views.
- NOT GUILTY AT NUREMBERG: The German Defense Case - detailed descriptions and criticisms of the alleged evidence against each of the accused at the IMT
- The Memoirs of Field Marshal Keitel translated by David Irving