Suzkever

On Feb. 27, 1946, Chief Counsellor of Justice L.N. Smirnov of the Russian Delegation called Abram Suzkever, a Jewish writer from Vilna, as a witness. He testified that about 80,000 Jews had lived in Vilna before German occupation. In 1941, The Germans initiated a pogrom in Vilna. At the end of the German occupation there were only 60 Jews who survived with the remainder, approximately 79,400, having been exterminated. 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.