After nine months, the verdicts in the Major War Criminals Trial were read on September 30 and October 1, 1946. Twelve defendants were sentenced to death, three to life imprisonment, and four to long prison terms. The Tribunal found three defendants not guilty.
|Defendants and counts of indictment:|
|Martin Bormann:||Death by hanging|
|Karl Dönitz:||10 years imprisonment|
|Hans Frank:||Death by hanging|
|Wilhelm Frick:||Death by hanging|
|Hans Fritzsche:||Not guilty|
|Walther Funk:||Lifelong imprisonment|
|Hermann Göring:||Death by hanging|
|Rudolf Hess:||Lifelong imprisonment|
|Alfred Jodl:||Death by hanging|
|Ernst Kaltenbrunner:||Death by hanging|
|Wilhelm Keitel:||Death by hanging|
|Konstantin Freiherr von Neurath:||15 years imprisonment|
|Franz von Papen:||Not guilty|
|Erich Raeder:||Lifelong imprisonment|
|Joachim von Ribbentrop:||Death by hanging|
|Alfred Rosenberg:||Death by hanging|
|Fritz Sauckel:||Death by hanging|
|Hjalmar Schacht:||Not guilty|
|Baldur von Schirach:||20 years imprisonment|
|Arthur Seyß-Inquart:||Death by hanging|
|Albert Speer:||20 years imprisonment|
|Julius Streicher:||Death by hanging|
The IMT declared the leadership of the NSDAP, the Gestapo, the SD and SS (with the exception of the Reiter SS) to be criminal organizations.
The death sentences were executed in the old gymnasium on the grounds of the Nuremberg Prison on October 16, 1946. Hermann Göring committed suicide just a few hours before the execution of his sentence. After the hangings, the bodies were transported to Munich and cremated in the crematorium of the Ostfriedhof Cemetery. The ashes were then strewn in a tributary of the Isar River.
Those sentenced to imprisonment remained first in Nuremberg and were then transported on July 18, 1947, to the Allied War Criminals Prison in Berlin-Spandau, where they remained until their terms were served.