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    The trial of the perpetrators of the massacre in Lidice, Czechoslovakia.

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    Pankrac, Czechoslovakia.

    The trial of the perpetrators of the Lidice massacre during the WW II begins at the Peoples Court in Pankrac.

    General view of the court. Various shots of the women in courtroom. CU. Dr Kozak, Chairman of the Peoples Court. CU. Dr Kotynek speaks for the prosecution. CU. Harald Wiesman, Gestapo chief of Kladno, instigator of the massacre. CU. Thomas Thomsen, Wiesman's second in command. CU. Driver Svoboda, the only Czech in the group of accused. Long shot of the court in session.

    Note - date found in the old record 08/04/1947.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:13:00 / 01:48:01:00
    UN 1662 E

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Dr Kozak" is Antonin Kozak.

    "Harald Wiesman" in text and tags should read Harald Wiesmann.

    The names of "Kotynek" and "Svoboda" MAY also be incorrect, they require further research.

  2. jamied says

    Further to my earlier comment the name of "Svoboda" IS correct. His full name is Jan Svoboda, and he's mentioned in the attached newspaper article of the era, reporting the sentences handed out to the defendants....

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