LAHOUSEN: They were undertaken in 1939 before the beginning of the Polish campaign.
COL. AMEN: Were these flights kept secret?
LAHOUSEN Yes, of course they were secret.
COL. AMEN: And why were these flights being made from Hungary, if you know?
LAHOUSEN: A Luftwaffe expert would have to give this information.
COL. AMEN: Do you have in your possession a report of the treatment of the Jews in certain territories?
LAHOUSEN: Yes, I have a report which probably came to us through Abwehr Department III, and I made several copies for Canaris and one for myself. This report deals with the shooting of Jews in Borrisov.
COL. AMEN: Is that an official report?
LAHOUSEN: Yes, it is. The report came by way of the Abwehr. The files would show from what office it came to us. In connection with these shootings of Jews in Borrisov the name of a counter-intelligence officer, whom I knew quite well and who was an Austrian like me, was mentioned.
COL. AMEN: Now, may it please the Tribunal, I should like to offer in evidence a photostatic copy, or copies, of the entries made by the witness in every detail, together with a photostatic copy of the report. The originals are here in court, but cannot be lifted out of the box in which they are contained. They are so much damaged by a bomb explosion that if they were to be lifted out of the box, they would be destroyed beyond use, but we have had them photostated, and the photostatic copies are now available. That letter would be Exhibit USA-80, 3047-PS.
THE PRESIDENT: Do I understand, Colonel Amen, that only such portions of these documents as are read in Court will be in evidence?
COL. AMEN: Well, these have been used by the witness to refresh his recollection.
THE PRESIDENT: Yes, I know they have.
COL. AMEN: And none of them have been read in full in court, but they may be so read at any time, Sir.
THE PRESIDENT: If you want them to go into evidence as documents, you must read them, of course. Colonel Amen, do you want to use the documents any more than you already used them for the purpose of refreshing the witness' memory?
COL. AMEN: I do not, Sir, except having used them in this fashion, I now think it is only fair to offer them in evidence for
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