The president of the court before which the trial of Josef Kramer, “the Beast of Belsen,” and 44 of his subordinates is taking place today visited the Bergen-Belsen camp escorted by judges and lawyers attached to the prosecution and the defense.
Kramer, who was commandant of the camp, and Dr. Klein, the Nazi doctor responsible for the death of thousands of people there, were also brought to the camp bandcuffed together and under military guard. They were hissed by thousands of Jewish inmates who lined the road to cheer the members of the court who will investigate on the spot the criminal activities of the accused, bringing Kramer and Klein face to face with some of their victims who survived.
Yesterday, Dr. Ada Bimko, Jewish doctor from Poland whose entire family was killed in Oswiecim, continued her testimony, relating how Kramer and other of the defendants tortured and murdered prisoners at Bergen-Belsen and Oswiecim. Replying to a statement by defense counsel Capt. C. Brown that, perhaps, her story of Kramer having kicked internees was “pure fabrication,” Dr. Bimko said: “I would like to point out that I was present and not the defending counsel during these conditions that I have described.” As she left the court to return for the week-end to Belsen, where she is on the staff of the camp hospital, Dr. Bimko was congratulated by spectators and members of the press.
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