Vaillant-Couturier I

On Jan. 28, 1946, deputy French prosecutor Charles Dubost called Marie Claude Vailant-Coutrier, age 33, to the stand. She had taken leave of her post as a deputy in the French constituent assembly to testify. When France fell, she was arrested as a journalist and ordered to sign a false confession, which she refused to do. She was sent to Auschwitz. She describes in great detail the procedures employed at Auschwitz and its conditions.

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.