War Crimes Trial: Franz Strasser
- Event Date
- 1945 August 24
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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 4: Prosecutor reading (incomplete). Commission, defense listening; courtroom views; Strasser testifying (mismatched track; picture goes black). Prosecutor questioning Strasser; pan between defense, prosecution. Pusch testifying (sound is mismatched). Strasser, interpreters hearing verdict, sentenced to hanging. Commissioners leaving; Strasser sitting at table, unemotional.
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