War Crimes Trial: Franz Strasser
Summary: Austrian Franz Strasser is tried for the murder of Lt E Warren Woodruff and an unknown airman. His testimony is in German. Cpl. Henry Halperin is the interpreter for all witnesses; Sgt. Sessler interprets for Franz Strasser. The six-officer Army Military Commission included Capt. Victor Miles, Lt. Harvey Szanger, and Col. Raymond E. Zickel.
Reel 1: Halperin being sworn as interpreter for the Military Commission hearing the case. Man explains choice, duties of Sgt Sessler, the interpreter for the accused (sound only). MCUs, defense table with attorneys and Sessler; swearing in Franz Strasser; man off camera reading order establishing the six-officer Army Military Commission. MS, Commissioners, including Col. Raymond E. Zickel at far right at 05:01:18. Halperin reading charges in German (sound only). Defense listening to charges; Strasser replying "Not Guilty." Spectators, witness Joseph Pusch testifying (part of sound missing).
1945 August 24
- Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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