Barbie Trial -- Day 11 -- Victims testify
- Film Title
- Proces de Klaus Barbie
- Event Date
- 1987 May 25
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Institut National de L'Audiovisuel
15:47:55 Mario Blardone was a Resistance fighter assigned to assassinate Barbie. In May 1944, he suffered 18 days of interrogation and torture and was then deported to Dachau. He tells how he saw Barbie watch prisoners return from interrogation, wait until they reached the third step of the prison, and draw his revolver and shoot them.
At 16:08:50, President Cerdini calls for recess; video continues until 16:10:06 as audience chats and judges enter chambers. Tape-recording ceases and continues 20 minutes later when judges return to courtroom at real time 16:34:26, although tape time code remains at 16:10.
16:12:27 [16:38:50 real time] Angelina Coral takes the stand and speaks her arrest as a member of the Resistance and torture by Barbie.
Iannucci, a prosecuting lawyer, delivers a sermon on the plight of Jews in France during WWII.
16:44 [17:08 real time] Louis Simonet, brief, begins speaking about his arrest, interrogation, and transfer to Montluc prison.
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