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Eichmann Trial -- Session 46 -- Testimonies of Salz and Arnon regarding Yugoslavia

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.057 | Film ID: 2056

Session 46. Judges enter, and open the 46th session of the trial. The consolidation of Jews and Freemasons in Belgrade is recommended, and the deportation of them to an island on the Danube River is suggested, assuming that this is an easy task. The discussion of statistics, along with dealing with the Roma quarter, are brought up.

00:12:46 Tape jumps. Dr. Hinko Salz is testifying, saying that he wore an armband badge as a soldier, but it was often covered by his medical badges.

00:14:05 Tape jumps. Dr. Salz is still testifying, saying that his superior told them that he would give them vouchers to deal more efficiently with economic issues at the military hospitals. He says, as he takes the voucher, that he is a Jew, and the man answers that he is a human being, and he too should take the card. He remembers that he had a friend from Essen who supported the Jews and often had to get off his chest the horrible things he had seen.

00:19:51 Tape jumps. Dr. Salz is still testifying, saying that at one point, he stood up and shouted that he protested, that he relies on the Geneva Convention. The Germans rebuke him, and he shows them a paper issued by the Germans saying that he is a prisoner of war. A few members of his family, also doctors, were kept with the Germans as the rest, including himself, were led away. He says that they never heard from each other again, only rumors shootings.

00:27:07 Tape jumps. The Judges enter and resume the session, presumably after a break. Alexander Arnon is testifying, describing Jews being shot, and other non-Jews, unconnectedly, sabotaging German efforts in Zagreb. He describes the makeup of various concentration camps near him during the war. He describes trips to camps, seeing that they were always far too crowded, and people were sick, and starving. 00:37:03 He describes attacks on synagogues. He says that the one that was not destroyed was used as a store room. He says that he was assigned to get in contact with the Gestapo in Budapest. When asked about his trip to Palestine, he says that he was arrested for 100 days, and after his release, he learned that everyone was killed.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event Date
1961 May 19
Jerusalem, Israel
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Record last modified: 2018-08-30 09:46:40
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