Hoess testifies at Nuremberg Trial; questioning Kaltenbrunner
- Event Date
- 1946 April 15
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(Munich 105) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, April 15, 1946. Dr. Kurt Kaufman, Kaltenbrunner's counselor, questions Rudolf Hoess, the Camp Commandant of Auschwitz. CU, Hoess testifying. 18:13 MSs, Justices Birkett and Lawrence; Justices Biddle and Parker listening with earphones. 18:14 Col. John Amen of the US prosecution asks Kaltenbrunner, "Who was responsible for the deaths of all inmates in Mauthausen concentration camp?" Dr. Kaufman objects. 18:15:25 Justice Lawrence asks, "What is the point of delaying the trial? The application must be made in writing. You know perfectly well." Pan, Col. Amen to Kaltenbrunner. 18:16:09 Amen asks, "Did you understand the question?" Kaltenbrunner replies very firmly "Dr. Hoettl." 18:17:25 Amen more insistantly presses the question. 18:18:00 Tunnels. 18:18:17 Automobile. Kaltenbrunner says, "I knew...were being gassed." MS, Kaltenbrunner looks at copy of document that Col. Amen is reading to the court, good shots. Eigrueber mentioned at 18:19. 18:19 to 18:20 Kaltenbrunner makes a very long statement.
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