Welt im Film 137/1948 08.01.1948


01. punishment for Auschwitz Court building in Krakow. Courtroom. Dock, total. Judges table. Accused with big headphones. Judge renders judgment, half-close. Listeners in the room total.
(27 m) 2 updates in the near future a. Hamburg: handover of the NWDR in German hands passing the North West German broadcasting in German hands - the Hamburg radio House, total. Ceremony in the large auditorium. As listeners in the 1st row of Mayor Brewer and Senator Landahl, total, clapping. The political advisor of the Commander-in-Chief of the British zone, Mr. steel, in speech. Mr. steel the Charter certificate to the Chairman of the main Committee of the NWDR, Dr. Kiesselbach passes. Dr. Kiesselbach goes to the lectern. The bylaws document, large.
(17 m) b. US - army leaves Italy U.S. soldiers take their duffel bag on the shoulder and go over stairs on troop transports. Waving from the ship.
(9 m) c. Wuppertal: Professor Domagk gets handed out the 1939 Nobel Prize Professor Domagk for medicine with employees in his laboratory. DOMAGK sets from Microsoft. The certificate of the Nobel Prize, big. DOMAGK speaks to two employees, standing, o-ton: "after my return from Stockholm thank you I you, ladies and gentlemen, from the Chemical Division, clear, doctor doctor mixing, with all my heart. By the delivery and making your preparations the condition that I could discover the healing power of the sulfonamide gave me is only."
(25 m) 03 United States: friendship train for Europe donations for food train across America. Donations are loaded on the train. Wagons are appended. Locomotive, great. Bags are loaded. The statue of liberty. Ship train passes with wagon friendship statue of liberty.
(31 m) 04. miracle of camera - time lapse and slow of young Americans attached special camera contacts. Headlights light up. IRIS blossoms and Wilts in the time lapse. Flower opens and closes petals. Flowering of the Hibiscusstrauches and closing of the flowers. Special lamps and flash light. Flight of the bee, which is attached with wax to needle in slow motion. Bee dissolves by needle. Bee, it's great. Flight of hummingbirds before normal honey vessels and in slow motion.
(72 m) 05. Hamburg: organization sign on door: Institute for the study of public opinion. Door opens. Man distributed questionnaires to people. Pedestrians on the road. Interviewers questioned people. He questioned dentist in the practice and conductor in the tram. He asked farmer on his farm. Woman on doorstep berated him and closes the door. Evaluate the requests table next to Secretary. Men in front of card.
(32 m) 6th sports a. Manchester: European Championships in bantamweight boxing Peter Kane - Joe Cornelis (Belgium) beat change of the Boxer in the ring. Firing at the spectators, half-close. Cornelis is in the 3. Round cautioned for hitting with the open hand. Shock Exchange. Audience, great. Boxer go to fight in your corner. The winner is the Englishman Peter Kane points.
(25 m) b. New York: America's Ice skaters train for Olympics training the US champion Greta Marrow. Ice dancing. Training an American (25 m) 07. England: it comes up smoking chimneys. Miners in the shaft at coal. Coal is transported on a conveyor belt. Workers in railway repair workshop. Train. Railway workers on Sunday. They put on work clothes and unloading boxcars. Travelling on the London underground. Drive through the tunnel. Subway exit in subway station. Worker in driver's cab of the subway.
(42) 08 mouth harmonica Orchestra star - 20 man 400 instruments play Chapel, total. Musicians sitting in front of many harmonicas and switch the harmonica all the time, depending on the pitch. The Orchestra plays the March "under the Star-Spangled Banner". Conductor, great. Players with different harmonicas.
(52 m)


Narration (English)

Persons in the Film

Brauer, Max; Domagk; Kiesselbach; Landahl, Heinrich; Steel, Tommy; Cornelis, Joe; Kane, Peter; Marrow, Greta


Manchester; New York; England; Hamburg; United States; Italy; Wuppertal; Krakow


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Narcotics, drugs; Boxes; Chemistry; Ice skating; cameramen, cameramen; Musical events; Medals, awards, honors; Plants; Radio, television; Shipping; sports audience, sports spectator; Animals (except dogs); Buildings; concentration camp; Countries; Military; Welfare, aid agencies, care; Jobs; Costumer; Construction; Mining; Crew; Japan; Military; aftermath of war


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End of the Auschwitz Trial in Krakow (December 22, 1947)

The first big trial against the staff of the concentration and extermination camps in Auschwitz-Birkenau begins in November of 1947. Among the 40 defendants are Arthur Liebehenschel, who was the temporary commander of the main camp, Maria Mandl, head of the women’s camps, known as “the beast,” who had initiated the girls’ orchestra, as well as Johann Paul Kremer, whose diary from his time as a camp physician, which was used as evidence in the trial, gained notoriety later. After some of the defendants were initially heard as witnesses in the Nuremberg Trials, they were extradited to the country where they had committed their crimes, in accordance with the Moscow Declaration. In Poland they have to stand trial for their complicity in the death of—according to current calculations—more than million victims. On December 22, 1947, twenty-three of the defendants are sentenced to death, six defendants receive life in prison, ten defendants receive prison sentences between 3 and 15 years, one defendant is acquitted.

The longest-serving commandant of Auschwitz Rudolf Höss had already been sentenced to death in a first trial before the Supreme National Tribunal in Poland in April of 1947. The notes he made while in custody in Poland play a central role in the first German Auschwitz trial against 22 defendants, that lasted from 1963-1965. In spite of new investigations and procedures in the recent years only one percent of the staff of the Auschwitz-Birkenau-complex has ever been held accountable.

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