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Eichmann Trial -- Session 1 -- Reading of 15 counts of indictment

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.002 | Film ID: 2001

Session 1. German translation of the First Count, Letter (h). Judge Moshe Landau continues to read the fifteen counts against Adolf Eichmann, followed by the German translation. When the recitation is complete, Judge Landau asks Eichmann if he understands the charges against him, and Eichmann responds affirmatively. Defense Attorney Dr. Robert Servatius requests permission to voice objections against the court before his client enters a formal plea. Judge Landau agrees, and Dr. Servatius states a concern for both the objectivity and competence of the court. Dr. Servatius suggests that an Israeli court lacks sufficient objectivity due to biases produced by the circumstances for which Eichmann is being tried. The defense claims that any Judge with a personal connection to an individual(s) and/or event(s) involved in the Holocaust would be unable to maintain impartiality when making a decision on Eichmann's involvement. All comments are translated into Hebrew or German, respectively.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Genre
Unedited
Duration
01:04:08
Event Date
1961 April 11
Locale
Jerusalem, Israel
Language
English
Hebrew
German
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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