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Eichmann Trial -- Sessions 6, 7 and 8

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.019 | Film ID: 2018

Sessions 6, 7 and 8. Hausner discusses Bulgaria's hesitancy to cooperate with Jewish deportations: "Bulgaria did not want to throw its Jews to the wolves..." Despite Bulgarian efforts, Jews were transported to labor camps. The prosecution describes Nazi actions against the Jews in Greece: "Brutality, arrests, plunder, the loot of property accompanied the German conqueror...and the establishment of ghettos." Hausner also mentions Theresienstadt, a temporary collection camp; at Theresienstadt, executions were used as punishment, newborns and pregnancies were terminated, and children were separated from their parents. Hausner discusses deportations in Austria, and states: "All these operations were carried through by Eichmann under his direct supervision."

The prosecution continues with Section 8: "The Extermination of Hungarian Jewry." Blip at 00:23:17 to 00:23:34. Hausner discusses Eichmann's personal involvement with the deportation and extermination of Hungarian Jews: "Here he appears not only as the one who pulls the strings, directs, plans, stimulates, and is generally responsible for implementation, but also as an independent executive officer." Raoul Wallenberg is mentioned. The prosecution labels Wallenberg selfless, and notes Eichmann's anger at Wallenberg's efforts to save Jews.

Hausner examines deportations in Budapest. He then describes the death march: "...the finale of Eichmann's campaign of murder...people died like flies; the whole route was strewn with corpses." The court adjourns for a twenty-minute break.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 April 18
Production:  1961 April 18
Jerusalem, Israel
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:00:53
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