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 Fench constituent assemby to testify. When France fell, she was arrested as a journalist and ordered to sign a false confesion which she refused. She was sent to Auschwitz. She decribes in geat detail the procedures employed at Auschwitz and its conditions. It was riveting testimony.

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.