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recruitments, and thus I submitted to the necessity of forced impressment.' "
Then, passing a little further down on that page:

"Q: 'The letters that we have already seen between you and Sauckel, do not indicate, do they, any disagreement on your part with the principle of recruiting workers against their will? They indicate, as I remember, that you were opposed to the treatment that was later accorded these workers, but you did not oppose their initial impressment. '"
THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Dodd, I think you ought to read the next two answers in fairness to the Defendant Rosenberg, after the one where he said he submitted to the necessity of forced impressment.

MR. DODD: Very well, I shall read those, Your Honor.

THE PRESIDENT: "'Did you ever argue with Sauckel . . .'"

MR. DODD: Yes,

"Q: 'Did you ever argue with Sauckel that perhaps in view of the fact that the quotas could not be met by voluntary labor, the labor recruiting program be abandoned, except for what recruits could be voluntarily enrolled?'

"A: 'I could not do that because the numbers or allotments that Sauckel had received from the Führer to meet were absolutely binding for him, and I couldn't do anything about that.'"
And then, referring again to the question which I had just read, the answer is as follows:

" 'That is right. In those matters I mostly discussed the possibility of finding the least harsh methods of handling the matter, whereas in no way did I place myself in opposition to the orders that he was carrying out for the Führer.' "
THE PRESIDENT: I think the Tribunal might adjourn now.

MR. DODD: Very well, Your Honor.

[The Tribunal adjourned until 13 December 1945 at 1000 hours.]