• Short Summary

    TEN FORMER NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP GUARDS WENT ON TRIAL IN DUESSELDORF, WEST GERMANY, TODAY (MONDAY) ON CHARGES OF TAKING PART IN THE MURDER OF 700,000 POLISH JEWS DURING WORLD WAR TWO.

  • Description

    TEN FORMER NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP GUARDS WENT ON TRIAL IN DUESSELDORF, WEST GERMANY, TODAY (MONDAY) ON CHARGES OF TAKING PART IN THE MURDER OF 700,000 POLISH JEWS DURING WORLD WAR TWO.

    THE ACCUSED, ALL FORMER GUARDS AT THE TREBLINKA CAMP ABOUT 45 MILES (72 KILOMETRES) FROM WARSAW, POLAND, HID THEIR HEADS AND DODGED TELEVISION CAMERAS WHEN THEY ARRIVED FOR THE TRIAL. EVEN IN THE DOCK THEY HELD NEWSPAPERS OR FILES OVER THEIR FACES AS CAMERAMEN FILMED BEFORE THE TRIAL STARTED.

    MOST OF THE JEWS FROM THE WARSAW GHETTO DIED IN THE GAS CHAMBERS OF TREBLINKA BETWEEN JULY 1942 AND OCTOBER 1943. AFTER THE GHETTO WAS RAZED, WORK SQUADS DISMANTLED THE GAS CHAMBERS AND LEVELLED OTHER CAMP BUILDINGS. THEY WERE THEN SHOT TO ENSURE SILENCE. HOWEVER ENOUGH PEOPLE SURVIVED TREBLINKA TO FURNISH 85 WITNESSES WHO WILL TESTIFY AT THE TRIAL, SCHEDULED TO LAST FOUR MONTHS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7VPHDYCHFQ9LTO05FCXOM34UH
    Media URN:
    VLVA7VPHDYCHFQ9LTO05FCXOM34UH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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