• Short Summary

    AT THE WEST BERLIN LAND COURT, MAY 14, HEARINGS OPENED IN THE TRIAL OF DR ALFRED FILBERT AND FIVE OTHER FORMER SS OFFICERS CHARGED WITH THE "FOUL AND CRUEL MURDER" OF MORE THAN 11,000 JEWS DURING THE 1941 OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE SOVIET UNION.

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    AT THE WEST BERLIN LAND COURT, MAY 14, HEARINGS OPENED IN THE TRIAL OF DR ALFRED FILBERT AND FIVE OTHER FORMER SS OFFICERS CHARGED WITH THE "FOUL AND CRUEL MURDER" OF MORE THAN 11,000 JEWS DURING THE 1941 OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE SOVIET UNION.

    DR FILBERT, A 56-YEAR-OLD DANK MANAGER, IS ALLEGED TO HAVE LED ONE OF 16 SPECIAL SS COMMANDOS FORMED TO "REMOVE POTENTIAL ENEMIES" FROM THE NEWLY CONQUERED AREAS. DESCRIBED AS AN ACCOMPLICE OF HITLER, HIMMLER AND HEYDRICH, HE IS REGARDED BY THE PROSECUTION AS FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MURDERS COMMITTED IN HIS SECTOR OF THE EASTERN FRONT.

    HIS FORMER SUBORDINATES - GERHARD SCHNEIDER, BODO STRUCK, WILHELM GREIFFENBERGER, KONRAD FIEBIG AND HEINRICH TUNNAT - ARE CHARGED WITH AIDING AND ABETTING DR FILBERT IN A VARYING NUMBER OF CASES.

    WHILE DR FILBERT FACES A SENTENCE OF PENAL SERVITUDE FOR LIFE, THE OTHERS MAY RECEIVE MINIMUM SENTENCES OF THREE YEARS EACH. THE ACCUSED ARE EXPECTED TO PLEAD NOT GUILTY ON THE BASIS THAT THEY WERE ACTING ON ORDERS. THE TRIAL WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA46DJABALHK2GTBCUHIDRTYZTX
    Media URN:
    VLVA46DJABALHK2GTBCUHIDRTYZTX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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