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Eichmann Trial -- Sessions 86, 81, 41, 51 and 53 -- Eichmann creating orders, ghetto visits, children

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.051 | Film ID: 2050

Session 86. Eichmann says that he was in charge of organizing things insofar as he would write down the decisions made by his superiors. At the beginning, he says, he wrote down orders and passed them along to the Ministry of the Interior or other departments. He talks about his typist having nothing to do because of this, and he will return to this topic later.

00:14:38 Session 81. Dr. Servatius is submitting a document concerning visits to camps. Eichmann talks about visits from the Head Office of Reich Security happening whenever there were issues that could affect the entire Reich. There were inspection tours and visits concerning personal requests from Himmler. He lists some sentences from police of Theresienstadt prior to his visit ordering the execution of certain people. He says none of these were because of his visit. He was also asked to relieve the ban on correspondence, and said he was not competent, asking other offices to take care of it. 00:26:22 Court adjourns for the day.

00:28:29 Session 41. Henrich Grueber is testifying. He says that he was never under the impression that Eichmann was waiting for a reply from his superiors, he seemed to be the man who made the decisions, but he didn't know if that was only the image Eichmann tried to project. Dr. Servatius asks about Eichmann referring to superior's orders in the "I" form. He says that this was rather common, but not as much as Eichmann did it.

00:34:14 Session 51. The Judges enter the court and open the 51st session of the trial. The Prosecution begins submitting a document concerning Hungarian Jewish children deported by the Czechoslovakian government.

00:38:38 Session 53. Dr. Alexander (Sandor) Brody, a Hungarian Jew, testifies. He says that Eichmann gave them the children for deportation and forced them out. He says, when questioned, that he only speaks the truth, he is under oath.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 May 16
Production:  1961 May 16-1961 July 05
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 12:45:23
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