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    AT THE "LITTLE AUSCHWITZ" TRIAL WHICH OPENED TODAY (TUESDAY) IN FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY, THREE FORMER S.

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    THE COURT; THE PRINCIPAL ACCUSED, FORMER S.S. MAJOR WILHELM BURGER ENTERING; DR. KAUL SECOND COUNSEL FOR THE PROSECUTION ENTERING COURT; VARIOUS VIEWS OF THE COURT, DEFENCE COUNSEL AND A MODEL OF AUSCHWITZ CAMP; JUDGES ENTERING COURT AT THE START OF THE HEARING.




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    Background: AT THE "LITTLE AUSCHWITZ" TRIAL WHICH OPENED TODAY (TUESDAY) IN FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY, THREE FORMER S.S. GUARDS TOLD THE COURT THEY WERE SENT TO AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP AGAINST THEIR WILL. THE THREE MEN ARE CHARGED WITH MURDER, OR ASSISTING AND COMPLICITY IN MURDER.

    FOUR MONTHS AGO AT THE FIRST AUSCHWITZ TRIAL WHICH LASTED 20-MONTHS, 17 OTHER CAMP OFFICIALS WERE SENTENCED TO TERMS RANGING FROM THREE YEARS TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR THEIR PART IN MASS MURDERS. AN ESTIMATED 4-MILLION PEOPLE, MOSTLY JEWS, MET DEATH IN THE DREADED NAZI CAMP IN POLAND.

    THE SENIOR ACCUSED, BURGER IS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPPLY AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEADLY ZYKLON B GAS USED IN THE EXTERMINATION CHAMBERS.

    (THE OTHER ACCUSED ARE FORMER S.S. SERGEANT JOSEF ERBER, 67, AND GERHARD NEUBERT, 56, A FORMER MEDICAL ORDERLY ACCUSED OF ASSISTING IN MASS MURDERS.)
    THE TRIAL CONTINUES ON THURSDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACRHOWGPF9CDOUH0SS4JW5N6R
    Media URN:
    VLVACRHOWGPF9CDOUH0SS4JW5N6R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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