Vaillant-Couturier II

On January 28, 1946, French deputy prosecutor Dubost called Marie Claude Vaillan-Coutrier to the stand. This is a continuation of her testimony as noted in Part 1. She testified that “One night we were awakened by horrible cries. the next day we learned that the Nazis had run out of gas and the children had been hurled into the furnace alive.” She further stated that of the 230 French women who arrived with her, only 49 survived.

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.