Nathaniel M. Elias, consulting chemical engineer of New York City, is shown as a prosecutions's witness during a session in the I. G. Farben case at Nurnberg. Engaged by various U. S. Government agencies during recent years, Mr. Elias is a former member of the U. S. Board of Economic Warfare and of the Pauley Reparations Commission. He was also employed by the Edison Laboratories and DuPont.Under examination he identified various synthetics which could be classified as purely war material. As the testimony of this witness dealt in a high plane of chemistry, defendants Heinrich Buetefisch, Otto Ambros, and Fritz ter Meer were allowed to cross-examine him.
Nuremberg, War Crime Trials, War Crimes, Chemical industry, Defense industry