Van der Essen II

This is a segment of the presentation by the French prosecution led by M. Faure on the Germanization in Western Europe, including persecution on political, racial and religious grounds. The witness is professor Van der Essen at the University of Louvain in Belgium and a member of the Belgian Commission on War Crimes. After testifying about the destruction of the library of the University, he stated that the Germans imposed groups of Belgian collaborators on the country as burgomasters and aldermen. He stated over 300 members of the University died as victims of the Gestapo. after being sent to a concentration camp.

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.