Trial of Wolf-Heinrich von Helldorf before the Nazi People's Court for conspiracy in July 20th plot to kill Hitler
Germany Date:1944, August Duration:2 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
Opening scene shows Wolf-Heinrich von Helldorf, Chief of the Berlin Germany police, reviewing a contingent of police as they march past him. Scene shifts to courtroom, where he is being tried for conspiracy in the July 20th plot to kill Adolf Hitler. The venue is the People's Court (Volksgerichtshof) presided over by the Court's President, Roland Freisler, who does all the talking during the proceeding. Von Helldorf stands quietly before the court, while Freisler berates him. The court is filled with military and civilian officials.
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