Dr. Sievers on the stand at Nuremberg Trial
- Event Date
- 1946 August 08
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(Munich 354) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, August 8, 1946. HAS, MSs, British prosecutor Mr. Jones questioning the witness Dr. Sievers. The cross-examination concerns the decapitation of concentration camp victims and sending the skulls to laboratories for pathological research. Pan shot of defendants (Goering) in prisoners' dock. Repeated mention is made of a report by Prof. Hirt, who was mainly responsible for the "acquisition" of skeletons and skulls. Sievers repeatedly delegates questions away from him to the report, prosecutor's assistance repeatedly points to the fact that he wrote and signed letters to authorities, only attaching Hirt's report as a matter of reference.
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