Feb. 19, 1946, Counsellor Smirnov concluded his presentation of crimes “against the peaceful population of the countries of Eastern and Southern Europe.” On the third day of his presentation, he discussed the activities of the Danzig Anatomic Institute which conducted human experiments. He stated that the Institute had successfully concluded experiments in converting human fat into soap. He next presented samples of semi-tanned human skin. The conclusion of the War was the only thing which precluded the successful experiments on tanning of human skin.

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.