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Eichmann Trial -- Sessions 6, 7 and 8 -- Opening speech of Attorney General

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.013 | Film ID: 2012

Sessions 6, 7 and 8. Begins during Attorney General Gideon Hausner's opening statement. He discusses the death of children during the Holocaust: "But no part of all this bloody work is so shocking and terrible as that of the million Jewish children whose blood was spilt like water throughout Europe." Hausner compares the suffering of Jews who died to Jews who lived. He asserts no one can determine "... who suffered the more terrible fat: those who died or those who concealed themselves in every conceivable hiding place and crevice, who lived in perpetual terror of expulsion..." There is a blip at 00:07:00 and the recording jumps ahead to where Hausner discusses the Final Solution, and describes actions taken by the Einsatzgruppen against the Jews in the Soviet Union and other annexed countries. Another blip at 00:13:45 which causes the storyline to skip to Hausner finishing the sixth section of his opening statement, and the tape ends.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Duration
00:15:18
Event Date
1961 April 17
Locale
Jerusalem, Israel
Language
English
German
Hebrew
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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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 10:57:26
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