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Abraham Zapruder

  • Ukrainian businessman
  • Born May 15, 1905
  • Died August 30, 1970

Abraham Zapruder (May 15, 1905 – August 30, 1970) was a Ukrainian-born American clothing manufacturer who witnessed the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. He unexpectedly captured the shooting in a home movie while filming the presidential limousine and motorcade as it traveled through Dealey Plaza. The film is the only confirmed recorded footage of the assassination.


Yes, sir, I was in the processing room watching them actually process the film.




He leaned about the same way in falling towards Jacqueline, forward, down towards the bottom of the car.




Then I heard another shot which hit him right in the head, over here, and his head practically opened up and a lot of blood and many more things came out.




Yes, sir, a patrol car came and took me down to a station where they were trying to develop films, but they hadn't got the facilities to develop colored film.




I couldn't tell if any frames were removed. Seen as a whole it shows that I have seen. Seeing you have 18 frames a second you can take out one or two and I couldn't tell.




I was on the abutment.




I got off the abutment and walked towards my office.



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