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    The guards of Auschwitz concentration camp on trial at Cracow, Poland.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    The guards of the Oswiecim (Auschwitz) concentration camp before the war crimes tribunal in Krakow (Cracow, Krakau). Poland.

    Exterior M/S of the Court of Cracow. L/S elevated interior shots of the assembly inside the courtroom. M/S the Chairman of the tribunal, Dr. Alfred Eimer. M/S one of the prosecutors speaking. C/U of one of the accused listening with headphones on. C/U's accused, among them a woman. M/S of the Chairman speaking. Various shots of the accused speaking individually for their defence.

    M/S Foreign Representatives - Colonel Yves Lemerie, (Chief prosecutor in the French zone of Germany), Colonel Joseph Granier, (Colonel Stryzekozin, and Consul Owsiejenko, Russian representatives.) Colonel James L. Harbough (American). C/U pan across some of the prisoners showing their dishevelled neckties. L/S of the crowded courtroom. Various shots of the prisoners speaking again. C/U pictures of emaciated victims and piles of bones, which were used as evidence during the trial. More good C/U's of the accused as they listen to sentences being pronounced.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:38:00 / 01:26:58:00
    UN 1867 C

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  1. jamied says

    The trial filmed here was held from 24 November - 22 December 1947.

    "C/U of one of the accused listening with headphones on." - that's Arthur Liebehenschel, the Commandant at Auschwitz.

    "C/U's accused, among them a woman." - the woman pictured at 00:50 is SS-Lagerfuhrerin, Maria Mandel.

    The man at 01:00 is Hans Aumeier, deputy Commandant at Auschwitz.

    At 01: 05 we see Maximilian Grabner, Gestapo Chief at the camp.

    The man at 01:12 looks likely to be Karl Mockel, one of the camp's administrators.

    The woman pictured at 01:40 is camp guard Hildegard Lachert.

    The woman pictured at 03:30 is camp guard Therese Brandl.

    The woman pictured at 03:48 is camp guard Luise Danz.

    The woman pictured at 04:03 is camp guard Alice Orlowski.

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