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Eichmann Trial -- Session 43 -- Prosecution submits documents: foreign relations, deportations, legal matters

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.055 | Film ID: 2054

Session 43. The Prosecution submits documents to the court, beginning with a letter concerning a citizen of a neutral country wanting to emigrate, a case which Eichmann denied. Another about the treatment of Jews of foreign nationalities, along with the decision to work towards the Final Solution, including dealing with mixed marriages. Another describing a deadline in 1943 for the deportation of each nation's Jews. Also, a preface of the Reich's Foreign Ministry discussing the pressure placed on foreign nations to return their Jews.

00:05:50 A summarizing report of the Gestapo office. A memo from Eichmann's office from June 1943, which is relevant to the testimony of a recently heard witness concerning the inability to deport certain Jews, and the decision to keep them in camps. A few documents are submitted with the President of Court questioning their relevance and what the Prosecution plans to use these documents for. They are eventually accepted.

00:12:39 A letter concerning the return of two Jewish women is submitted, along with a comment by Eichmann written on it. Then the case of a Jewish man, who was stateless, being arrested for not having the mark of a Jew, and whose current location is unknown, is submitted. The affidavit of Emil Brandt is submitted, but the Defense asks to postpone the submission until they have a copy of the document.

00:17:36 The Prosecution submits a series of documents dealing with Bergen-Belsen, including Eichmann's paper announcing that the Police worked with the Foreign Ministry for the location of the camp. Another is the request for Jews with foreign connections to be contained at Belsen. Another from Eichmann's office saying that complaints will no longer be listened to - Jews can never leave ghettos.

00:30:34 The Prosecution submits documents concerning Austria, beginning with the decree that all laws concerning Jews in Germany will be applied to Austria. A memorandum is submitted that refers to Eichmann concerning the delay of the deportation of the Jews of Vienna to Poland to keep them in work camps. Another asking if the Jews can return to Vienna from Poland, among other similar documents.

00:39:04 A memorandum of a conversation between Brunner and Loewenherz concerning what Eichmann said about the return of a group of Jews from Poland. A request by Eichmann to centralize the Jews of multiple foreign countries (the Madagascar Plan). A memorandum signed by Dr. Benjamin Murmelstein about meeting with Brunner.

00:49:39 Discussions of Eichmann concerning deported Jews and where to put them are submitted, including a statement saying that each transport should include roughly a thousand Jews and a statement saying that the property of the Jews should be sold to pay for their transport. The documents that made badges for Jews mandatory are submitted. Documents concerning the deportation of Jews to the Łódź ghetto and the demand for them to sign powers of attorney over to the Germans.

00:57:48 The Judges schedule the next session and adjourn.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 May 17
Production:  1961 May 17
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 12:45:25
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