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Alfred Jodl

Birthdate: 10. May 1890
Date of death: 16. October 1946

Alfred Josef Ferdinand Jodl was a German general during World War II, who served as the Chief of the Operations Staff of the Armed Forces High Command .

After the war, Jodl was indicted on the charges of conspiracy to commit crime against peace; planning, initiating and waging wars of aggression; war crimes; and crimes against humanity at the Allied-organised Nuremberg trials. The principal charges against him related to his signature of the criminal Commando and Commissar Orders. Found guilty on all charges, he was sentenced to death and executed in 1946.

„Yes, I'm very normal, everything is okay, I won't become a psychiatric case.“

—  Alfred Jodl

To Leon Goldensohn, March 17, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004.

„Ah, you come to see the others but rarely to see me.“

—  Alfred Jodl

To Leon Goldensohn, March 17, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004.

„Death - by hanging! - that, at least, I did not deserve. The death part - all right, somebody has to stand for the responsibility. But that - that I did not deserve!“

—  Alfred Jodl

To Dr. G. M. Gilbert, after receiving the death sentence and getting annoyed more at the method of execution, hanging. Quoted in "Nuremberg Diary" by G. M. Gilbert - History - 1995.

„My greetings to you, my Germany.“

—  Alfred Jodl

Last words, 10/16/46. Quoted in "The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness World War II" - Page 566 - by Jon E. Lewis - History - 2002.

„The French covering army would have blown us to bits.“

—  Alfred Jodl

This quote was made about World War II regarding Hitler's army and how the French army would have been able to easily defeat the German army yet the French chose not to attack the Germans.

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