Testimony about Buchenwald and priests at Nuremberg Trial
- Event Date
- 1946 January 29
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(Paris 531) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, January 29, 1946. French prosecutor Dubost addressing the Tribunal. Justice Geoffrey Lawrence speaking to the prosecutor. 08:29:37 MS, Dr. Alfred Balochowski testifies in French. Balachowski testifies that Block 50 in Buchenwald was really a "factory" for the production of the vaccine against typhus. He was taken there by the Germans because that was his area of specialization. The Head of this block and the experimentation block (Block 6) was Obrfuehrer Mugrowski of the Waffen-SS.
08:33:22 MS, French witness Francois Boix is questioned by Dubost in French. 08:34:06 Gen. Rudenko questions witness in Russian. Boix testifies that religious dignitaries (priests, etc.) were treated in the same way as all other prisoners and that they were not allowed to conduct their services. Judge says, "You're going too fast. Speak more slowly."
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