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War Crimes Trial: The Belsen Case

Film | Accession Number: 1992.259.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0458 | Film ID: 406

Part 5: Courtroom scenes of the trial by a British military tribunal at Lueneberg, Germany, of Nazis who served at the Belsen prison camp. Includes scenes of atrocities at Belsen.
According to UN contents sheet: "To a British military tribunal at Luneburg [sic] is brought a sordid assortment of Nazi war criminals...headed by the notorious Josef Kramer, charged with responsibility for torture and mass murder of 50,000 prisoners, at the German death camp at Belsen. Belsen's women -- as savage as any of the men. Kramer's chief assistant -- 21 years old and a veteran of five years of atrocities -- is Fraulein Irma Grose [sic]....The accused wear identifying numbers in early court sessions. There are 26 men -- 19 women. Number two is Fritz Klein, German doctor at Belsen, author of countless deaths. The average of men and women alike is 1000 deaths apiece. The first batch of Nazi butchers -- and one of the worst -- awaits the verdict of Allied justice." Close view of women defendants including Irma Grese, number 9, pan to numbers 10, 11 and 12..

Event:  September-November 1945
Bergen-Belsen, Germany
Lueneberg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:47:35
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