During the presentation by the Russian prosecution of the Offenses against Civilians and Crimes against Humanity, L.N. Smirnov, Chief Counsellor of Justice from the Russian Delegation, called Jacob Gigoriev, a peasant from the Soviet District of Pskov near Leningrad. He testified that Kusnezovo, the village in which he lived, no longer exists. On Oct. 28, 1943, “German soldiers suddenly raided our village and started murdering the peaceful citizens, shooting them, chasing them into the houses.” 47 persons in the village were killed. No defense counsel chose to cross-examine.
Produced by US Army Signal Corps 1945-1956, housed in National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Digitized and provided by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive.