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Eichmann Trial -- Sessions 6, 7 and 8 -- Hausner's opening statement

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.015 | Film ID: 2014

Sessions 6, 7 and 8. Begins before the court is in session. The camera focuses on Defense Attorney Dr. Robert Servatius as he speaks with his co-counsel, Mr. Dieter Wechtenbruch. The courtroom begins to fill with spectators, and Attorney General Gideon Hausner interacts with a few people from the audience. Adolf Eichmann is brought into the courtroom; moments later the Judges enter and the session begins. Hausner continues his opening statement from Section 3: "III - The Accused," which discusses Eichmann's life before and after he joined the Nazi Party. The Prosecution follows with Section 4: "IV - The Final Solution of the Jewish Question," an in-depth description of the Final Solution, and Eichmann's role in the Jewish extermination. Hausner asserts: "And for the execution of that promise to destroy European Jewry he [Adolf Hitler] used another Adolf-Adolf Eichman, who is on trial before you today."

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Genre
Unedited
Duration
01:00:52
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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