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Eichmann Trial -- Sessions 21, 59 and 61 -- Excerpts of five witnesses

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.034 | Film ID: 2033

Sessions 21, 59 and 61. (Sessions and individual witnesses to be verified.)

Attorney General Hausner asks the Judges about the upcoming afternoon session. He says that delays should be expected considering that the submission of evidence includes witness testimonies. 00:02:00 Court adjourns until the afternoon session. People leaving the courtroom.

00:02:49 Tape jumps. Document 212 is submitted by the Prosecution, concerning Eichmann's dealings with the new Hungarian government, where the Minister of the Interior acquires a one-time transfer of Jews for the Jaegar (or fighter plane) program.

00:05:21 Tape jumps. A male witness, a man, is testifying concerning a seven day march. The witness, at the question of Dr. Servatius, says that it was the Hungarians who did all the shooting. He also admits that the German-run sections received better treatment.

00:13:04 Tape jumps. A female witness is talking about cleaning up the damage following an air raid. She describes a group of men being brought to where she was, and them asking for water. They were forbidden to give them water. The woman she says that she got one of their canteens and tried to get some water from the well, but was seen. The tape cuts.

00:14:56 A male witness (probably professor Gustave Gilbert from Session 55) is talking about "Participant Observers." He says that as such, he acted as a human being, like the rest of the world. He says that the only people who would not be moved would be those who committed such acts, the "unfeeling robots of the SS". The President of Court says that he did not intend for a reexamination of the witness, and only wanted each side to be able to present new information.

00:18:30 Tape jumps. A male witness is talking about Eichmann saying that if the Allies wanted the Jews, they could have them for "consideration". One of the judges asks about something he saw in the documents that differs slightly from the witnesses' testimony.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 May 01
Production:  May 1, 31 and June 1, 1961
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 12:44:39
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