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War Crimes Trials: RuSHA Case; Justice Case Sentencing

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2001.358.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2986 | Film ID: 2383

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    War Crimes Trials: RuSHA Case; Justice Case Sentencing

    Overview

    Description
    02:08:05 (Munich 646) War Crimes Trials - Subsequent Trial Proceedings, Case 8 (RuSHA Case), Nuremberg, Germany, October 30, 1947. MSs, 18 year old witness Marie Dolezalova, who lived in Lidice, Czechoslovakia, tells how she was taken and treated by the Germans after the town was destroyed. She claims she was told to only speak German and to be for Germany. Pan from RuSHA chart to Ms. Dolezalova. Rear view of prosecutor as he questions. CU, Judge Daniel O'Connell, Tribunal #1, listening to the proceedings. The 16 year old witness Ryzenz Petrakova takes the stand. She is sworn in and tells of her experiences with the Germans who kidnapped her. The German Army organization RuSHA, who she is testifying against, was Hitler's setup to kidnap "good blood" from small countries for Germany. SLATE reads: Camera: Stirk; Sound: Potratz; "Child witnesses Rusha Case #8."

    02:13:19 (Munich 657) War Crimes Trials - Subsequent Trial Proceedings, Case 3 (Justice Case), Nuremberg, Germany, December 4, 1947. Note: This is the case against German judges who are tried by the IMT for their participation in dealing out false justice in the German courts. Each of the defendants appear in the dock while they are sentenced: Herbert Klemm, Curt Ferdinand Rothenberger, Ernst Lautz, Wolfgang Mettgenberg, Wilhelm von Ammon, and Gunther Joel. Sentences: Curt Rothenburger - 7 years in prison; Ernest Lautz - 10 years in prison; Wolfgang Mettgenberg - 10 years. Crowds, pan to Wolfgang Metkenberg. Side shot; 3 judges at bench. Wilhelm von Ammon - 10 years; Gunther Joel -10 years; Oswald Rotha - life imprisonment; Rudolf Esche - Not shown. Courtroom scene. Josef Oufstedter - five years. Cut-in of Judge James T. Brand passing the sentence. Shots of defendants: Oswald Rothaug, Rudolf Oeschey, and Josef Altstoetter. Brig. Gen. Telford Taylor, Chief prosecutor, speaking to people after adjournment of the court. CU, German defense attorney conversing with several colleagues.
    Duration
    00:10:24
    Date
    Event:  October 30-December 4, 1947
    Locale
    Nuremberg, Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Contributor
    Producer: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
    Camera Operator: Stirk
    Camera Operator: Pottratz

    Physical Details

    Language
    Czech English
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Fair
    Time Code
    02:08:05:00 to 02:18:29:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2383 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 2383 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 2383 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Master 2383 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2383 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2383 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2383 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2383 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

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    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in September 2001.
    Copied From
    35mm DNC b/w
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 48
    Source Archive Number: 111 ADC 6817
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:49:17
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