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War Crimes Trial: Franz Strasser

Film | Accession Number: 2002.541.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3550 | Film ID: 2514

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.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:13:39
Event Date
1945 August 24
Locale
Dachau, Germany
Language
English
German
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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Record last modified: 2018-03-07 13:54:34
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