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Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial
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Trial before the jury court of Frankfurt am Main conducted between 1963 and 1965 against the SS staff at Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. The public proceedings led to a social and political turning point in the Federal Republic concerning the handling of the National Socialist past and the perception of the Holocaust. The testimony given by more than 200 victim witnesses who were predominantly of Jewish origin were …

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Knellessen, Dagi, “Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0060>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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