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The guards of the Oswiecim (Auschwitz) concentration camp before the war crimes tribunal in Krakow (Cracow, Krakau). Poland.
Exterior M/S of the Court of Cracow. L/S elevated interior shots of the assembly inside the courtroom. M/S the Chairman of the tribunal, Dr. Alfred Eimer. M/S one of the prosecutors speaking. C/U of one of the accused listening with headphones on. C/U's accused, among them a woman. M/S of the Chairman speaking. Various shots of the accused speaking individually for their defence.
M/S Foreign Representatives - Colonel Yves Lemerie, (Chief prosecutor in the French zone of Germany), Colonel Joseph Granier, (Colonel Stryzekozin, and Consul Owsiejenko, Russian representatives.) Colonel James L. Harbough (American). C/U pan across some of the prisoners showing their dishevelled neckties. L/S of the crowded courtroom. Various shots of the prisoners speaking again. C/U pictures of emaciated victims and piles of bones, which were used as evidence during the trial. More good C/U's of the accused as they listen to sentences being pronounced.
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