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Barbie Trial -- Day 16 -- Two civil parties testify

Film | Accession Number: 2005.516.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1629 | Film ID: 3992

17:15 Defense attorney Vergès asks the civil party to comment on the responsibility of Barbie of the destination of the transport; discussion regarding the fact that the train's original destination was Drancy

17:17 Prosecutor Klarsfeld comments that the eventual destination of prisoners sent to Drancy was Auschwitz anyway, so whether or not Barbie gave the order for the August 11 transport to continue directly to Auschwitz, he knew that would be the inmates' eventual destination

17:18 Vergès critiques the prosecution, saying that they do not follow proper court proceedings when asking questions and making statements

17:18 President Cerdini calls to the stand the next civil party, Mrs. Raymonde Rein; the civil party presents herself to the court

17:19 Mrs. Rein describes her arrest, along with her parents, on July 20, 1944; her interrogation at the Gestapo headquarters on the Place Bellecour; her imprisonment at Montluc and the conditions of life there; the roll call for the August 11 transport, and the voyage by train to Auschwitz; the civil party's time in the women's barracks at Auschwitz; Mrs. Rein contracted scarlet fever and was taken to the 'Revier' (infirmary), where she survived a selection administered by Dr. Mengele; the civil party was liberated at Auschwitz by Russian forces on January 27, 1945

17:30 President Cerdini asks the civil party for precision regarding her arrest in Lyon, and whether Barbie was present at her arrest; which she cannot confirm

17:30 The Attorney General asks Mrs. Rein to discuss the number and types of deaths during the 12-day train transport from Lyon to Auschwitz; he asks for detail regarding the life of a Jewish adolescent in occupied Lyon

17:33 President Cerdini calls a recess

17:33 End of tape

Event:  1987 June 03
Lyon, France
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Institut National de L'Audiovisuel
Record last modified: 2020-02-04 10:39:14
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