Today 73 years ago - start of the Bergen-Belsen Trial

Discussion in 'The Holocaust' started by Lindele, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Belsen trial - Wikipedia



    Thanks to the blessing of late birth I was only 6 months old.
    Still,it is also part of my history.

    Stefan.
     
    TriciaF and Margaret Ann like this.
  2. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    I have this...

    Irma.jpg

    Re. attendance at the trial.

    "Tomorrow I’m going to Lunenburg to see the other Boche, Kramer, Irma Grese and the others. I have a ticket and a truck to take me."

    So I wondered how many serving British soldiers were allowed to view the trial itself as it progressed.

    The wiki has a link to the
    Transcript of the Official Shorthand Notes of 'The Trial of Josef Kramer and Forty Four Others'
    Trial Transcript - Contents

    And I was looking too now to see what, if anything, there was, i.e. Pathe Newsreel, in terms of existing film of the trial etc. ?

    Pathe Newsreel Bergen Belsen trial - Google Search

    e.g.



    The Belsen Trial: War Crimes of the SS (1945) | British Pathé

    "Josef Kramer (aka 'The Beast of Belsen'), Nazi commandant of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and 44 other war criminals arrive at Lüneburg, Germany to stand trial at 'The Belsen Trial' in this Pathé gazette footage from 1945."

    Rm.
     
    papiermache, Lindele and canuck like this.
  3. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Some Getty images of the trial...

    Bergen Belsen Trial Photos and Premium High Res Pictures - Getty Images

    Info on the trial:
    1st Belsen Trial

    Including:

    "Acting under that Warrant the General Officer Commanding 30 Corps summoned a Military Court to sit at Lüneburg on Monday 17th September, 1945, to try Josef Kramer and 44 others on two alleging the breach by, them of the Law and Usages of War. The trial started on the 17th September and finished on the 17th November, 1945, having occupied fifty-four working days."

    Recently... (Oct-2020)
    Confronting the Holocaust: Britain and the Belsen Trial, 1945 | National Army Museum

    Crowdcast...

    Confronting the Holocaust: Britain and the Belsen Trial, 1945 - Crowdcast
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2020

Share This Page