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Post-WWII - 1945, Germany: Nuremberg War Crime Trial, Shawcross Summation. 27Jul46 2 of 2

Reel Number: 220560-06

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1946,1940s

Country: England,Germany,United Kingdom

Location: Nuremberg

TC Begins: 04:34:24

TC Ends: 04:36:37

Duration: 00:02:13

Post-WWII - 1945, Germany: Nuremberg War Crime Trial, Shawcross Summation. 27Jul46 2 of 2 Shawross continued from 250560-05... “I was surprised that I was not ordered away but I saw that there were two or three guards in uniform nearby. The next batch was approaching already. They went down into the pit, lined themselves up against the previous victims & were shot. When I walked back round the mound I noticed another truck load of people which had just arrived. This time it included sick & infirm persons. An old, very thin woman w/ terribly thin legs was undressed by others who were already naked, while two people held her up. The woman appeared to be paralyzed. The naked people carried the woman around the mound. I left with my foreman” (edit mid sentence). 04:35:18 “30 naked people lying near the pit-about 30 to 50 meters away from it. Some of them were still alive; they looked straight in front of them w/ a fixed stare & seemed to notice neither the chilliness of the morning nor the workers of my firm who stood around. A girl of about 20 spoke to me & asked me to give her clothes & help her escape. At that moment we heard a fast car approach & I noticed that it was an SS detail. I moved away to my site” (edit) 04:35:55 SOF Shawcross reading, over visuals of prisoners in dock listening & reading transcript: “can have remained ignorant of the horrors perpetrated to support the Nazi war machine and the policy of genocide becomes the more clear when you consider the evidence with regard to yet another great crime little heard of in the course of this trial but which as clearly as any other, illustrates the wickedness of these men and of their regime: the murder of some 275,000 persons by so-called mercy killing.” Post-WW2; Holocaust Charges; Extermination; Evidence; Horrors of War; Crimes Against Humanity; 1940s; NOTE: Partial or entire of 04:25:20 - 04:36:37 (2 cards) sold at per reel rate. Good sound quality.

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