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located. The accompanying narration is taken directly from the
reports of the military photographers who filmed the camps.
While these motion pictures speak for themselves in evidencing
life and death in Nazi concentration camps, proper authentication of
the films is contained in the affidavits of the United States Army
and Navy officers to which I have referred.
As has been stated, this motion picture has been made available
to all defense counsel and they possess copies in their Information
Room of the supporting affidavits duly translated.
If the Tribunal please, we shall proceed with the projection of
the film, Document 2430-PS, Exhibit USA-79.
[Photographs were then projected on the screen showing the
following affidavits while at the same time the voices of the
respective affiants were reproduced reading them.]
"I, George C. Stevens, Lieutenant
Colonel, Army of the United States, hereby certify:
"1. From 1 March 1945 to 8 May 1945 I was on active duty
with the United States Army Signal Corps attached to the Supreme
Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces, and among my official
duties was direction of the photographing of the Nazi concentration
camps and prison camps as liberated by Allied Forces.
"2. The motion pictures which will be shown following this
affidavit were taken by official Allied photographic teams in the
course of their military duties, each team being composed of military
personnel under the direction of a commissioned of officer..
"3. To the best of my knowledge and belief, these motion
pictures constitute a true representation of the individuals and
scenes photographed. They have not been altered in any respect since
the exposures were made. The accompanying narration is a true
statement of the facts and circumstances under which these pictures
"(Signed) George C. Stevens, Lieutenant Colonel, AUS.
"Sworn to before me this 2nd day of October 1945.
"(Signed) James B. Donovan, Commander, United States Naval
"I, E. R. Kellogg, Lieutenant, United States Navy, hereby
"1. From 1929 to 1941 I was employed at the Twentieth
Century Fox Studios in Hollywood, California, as a director of film
effects, and am familiar with all photographic techniques. Since 6
September 1941 to the present date of 27 August 1945, I have been on
active duty with the United States Navy.