During the Russian presentation of the Offenses against Civilians and Crimes against Humanity, L.N. Smirnov, Chief Counsellor of Justice, called Severina Schmaglevska concerning “the attitude of the German Fascists toward the children in concentration camps.” She had been interned in the Birkenau section of the Auschwitz concentration camp from October 1942-Jan. 1945. She stated in Russian that children born in the camp were promptly taken from their mothers. If Jewish, they were put to death. Non-Jewish were put in a special block to be delivered to unknown destinations. No defense counsel elected 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.