Building peace in the minds of men and women

Photographs of the original magnetic tapes with records from the main proceedings of the First Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial © Hessisches Hauptstaatsarchiv

Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial

Registration year: 2017
Submission year: 
2016
Collection ID: 
2016-11

The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial comprising 183 days of hearings from 1963-1965 focused the world’s attention on the system of practically industrialized homicide for racial and political reasons and facilitated the breakthrough of a critical and comprehensive analysis of National Socialism. It represents 454 volumes of files that are stored at the Hessian State Archives – Hessian Main State Archives in Wiesbaden. They include 430 hours of recordings of the testimony of 319 witnesses (including 181 survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration/death camp and 80 members of the camp staff, the SS, and the police) on 103 tapes. 

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Photographs of the original magnetic tapes with records from the main proceedings of the First Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial © Hessisches Hauptstaatsarchiv
Photographs of the original magnetic tapes with records from the main proceedings of the First Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial
© Hessisches Hauptstaatsarchiv

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Photographs of the original magnetic tapes with records from the main proceedings of the First Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial © Hessisches Hauptstaatsarchiv
Photographs of the original magnetic tapes with records from the main proceedings of the First Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial
© Hessisches Hauptstaatsarchiv
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