Barbie Trial -- Day 1 -- Opening statements
14:52:00 Lawyer Ravez of the prosecution, makes his opening statement. He brings up the application of a law passed on December 12, 1964, article 639, concerning the Code of Criminal Procedure, concerning crimes against humanity.
15:01:00 Lawyer Ravez describes the events which happened to Mr. Robert Cohen during the Holocaust, which bring him to testify against Klaus Barbie. He was a 7 year old Jewish child when his parents were sent to Auschwitz. He was the only Jew to survive, out of the entire hotel. Living at L'Hotel de France in St. Claude.
15:08:00 Lawyer Nordmann asks the Presiding Judge André Cerdini, on behalf of the Civil Parties, to purge the testimony, as Cohen is not present at the trial, and to proceed with the trial.
15:12:00 Prosecutor states request is inadmissible.
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