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Barbie Trial -- Day 8 -- Written depositions regarding the UGIF raid are read into the record

Film | Accession Number: 2005.516.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1608 | Film ID: 3971

16:21 President Cerdini resumes the hearing

16:22 Cerdini asks that a document filed by prosecutor Kormann be translated from German to French

16:24 The public prosecutor for the civil parties asks that documents detailing testimony of survivors of the UGIF raid be read for the court

16:26 The clerk reads testimony of Mr. Raymond Geissmann, regional director of the UGIF in Lyon following the raid in February 1943

16:29 The clerk begins to read a second letter written by Geissmann, but the photocopy is unreadable; the original letter is furnished; in the letter, Geissmann gives his opinion on the Nazis' knowledge of the eventual outcome of the deportation of Jews and others

16:37 Cerdini asks that the hearing of Mr. Rachmil Sulklaper be read aloud; Sulklaper gave initial testimony in 1983, but died before Barbie's trial began

16:37 The clerk reads the written presentation of the deceased witness, and details of his life during the war; the witness describes the UGIF raid, his deportation to the Montluc prison in Lyon, to Drancy, and then to Auschwitz

16:43 Cerdini asks the clerk to read the testimony of Mme. Malvine Kessler, née Lanzet, given earlier in 1987; the witness describes the UGIF raid, her deportation to Drancy, and her eventual transfer to a children's home in Paris, where she was freed

16:54 Cerdini asks the clerk to read the testimony of Dr. Armand Steinberg, given February 17 1987; the witness describes the UGIF raid, his passage to Montluc, Drancy, Auschwitz, and finally Dachau, where he stayed until its liberation in May 1945

16:59 Cerdini asks the clerk to read the testimony of David Luksemberg; the witness describes the UGIF raid, his interrogation at the Hotel Terminus, including an interaction with a man whom he later identified as Barbie; his escape from an unidentified prison

17:06 Cerdini calls a recess

Event:  1987 May 20
Lyon, France
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Institut National de L'Audiovisuel
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:37
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