• Short Summary

    German War Criminals, former rulers in Poland, are flown to Warsaw for their trial.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    German newsreel; titles read: 'VOR DEM WARSCHAUER PROZESS: ANKUNFT DER HAUPTANGEKLAGTEN'.

    German War Criminals, former rulers in Poland, are flown to Warsaw for their trial.

    We see the following men stepping down from a plane at Warsaw aerodrome: Buehler, deputy of former Governor General Frank; Leist (Liest?), once Mayor of Warsaw; Beckmann, former head of Krakow Gestapo.

    C/Us of Buehler, Leist and Beckmann posing for camera on the tarmac, plus Jager, one-time police-president of Posen; Ponikau, head of Posen Gestapo; Daume, former Reich General to Poland and Hoess, former Commander of Auschwitz concentration camp.

    The accused board a truck which takes them to a prison to await their trial.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2317.07
    Media URN:
    65929
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:44:00 / 01:26:54:00
    Canister:
    UN 1510 C

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "We see the following men stepping down from a plane at Warsaw aerodrome:" - the men we see aren't currently properly recorded. I'll tidy that up now.....

    The first two men stepping off the plane are, at 00:08, August Jaeger, (more of whom later). The second man, at 00:11 is Kurt von Burgsdorff. Then, updating the current text, come;

    "Buehler" - that's Josef Buhler, (AKA Joseph Buehler), he's the third man off the plane at 00:19.

    "Leist (Liest?)," - that's Ludwig Leist, he's seen at 00:30.

    "plus Jager, one-time police-president of Posen" - that's August Jaeger, he's seen at 00:35.

    "Beckmann, former head of Krakow Gestapo" - that's Gustaw Beckman, he's seen at 00:39.

    "Ponikau" - that's Erasmus von Malsen-Ponickau, he's seen at 00:43.

    "Daume" is Max Daume, he's seen at 0:47.

    "Hoess" is Rudolf Hoss, (AKA Rudolf Hoess, he's seen at 00:52.

    The date of filming is 18 June 1946.

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