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Eichmann Trial -- Session 14 and 15 -- Testimonies of Z. & M. Grynszpan, B. Cohn, A. Lindenstrauss

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.026 | Film ID: 2025

Sessions 14 and 15. Witness Zindel Shmuel Grynszpan is called to the stand. The story skips after a blip at 00:02:13. Witness Mordechai Eliezer Grynszpan, son of prior witness Zindel Grynszpan, is called to the stand. Assistant State Attorney Gabriel Bar-Or questions Mordechai about his brother, Herschel Grynszpan. After a blip, Mordechai explains his reservations for writing to Herschel in France as the Nazis occupied. Mordechai details his actions during the 1940s and describes his search for his brother after the war. The witness is dismissed.

A blip at 00:06:33 backtracks to Hausner reading Dieter Wisliceny's statement regarding his interactions with Adolf Eichmann during WWII. Hausner continues to read Wisliceny's affidavit. Wisliceny quotes Eichmann: "I will laugh when I jump into the grave because of the feeling that I have killed 5,000,000 Jews. That gives me great satisfaction and gratification." After a blip at 00:11:16, Hausner quotes from the Nuremberg trial transcripts.

Another blip at 00:13:20. Witness Benno Cohn discusses a meeting with Eichmann in 1939 at the Prinz Albrechtstrasse: "...the central office of the Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo-SS police) for the whole of Germany." Cohn describes the meeting with Eichmann. He states Eichmann "was very tense, shouting at us and threatening us with all the measures he was able to take..." Following a blip at 00:22:07, Servatius questions Cohn.

Witness Aharon Lindenstrauss gives a second discription of the 1939 meeting with Eichmann at Prinz Albrechtstrasse. Lindenstrauss asserts that the discussion centered on Eichmann's need to expedite the Jewish emigrations. A blip at 00:42:36. Judge Halevi questions Benno Cohn on German civilian responses to Nazi actions against the Jews and Jewish property.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 April 25
Production:  1961 April 25
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: 2021-06-03 12:44:36
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