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Eichmann Trial -- Session 54 -- Witnesses A. Gordon, T. Ferencz

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.067 | Film ID: 2066

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    Eichmann Trial -- Session 54 -- Witnesses A. Gordon, T. Ferencz

    Overview

    Description
    Session 54. Cuts into testimony of witness Avraham Gordon, Hungarian Jew. Describes labor he was forced to do - digging trenches in Eichmann's residence under direction of Slawik (possibly Eichmann's bodyguard). 00:04:48 Gordon looks at photographs - identifies Eichmann. Picture submitted to court [exhibit T/1152 or T/37(7)]. 00:06:52 Gordon describes Eichmann, villa, boy (Salomon) being punished for stealing cherries. 00:12:59 Gordon asked to draw sketch of villa. Describes sketch and what happened to Salomon [exhibit T/1153]. 00:23:36 Gordon describes Eichmann and Slawik taking Salomon into shed. Screams, beatings. Silence. 00:28:35 Boy's body dragged out, thrown into the Danube. 00:31:28 cuts out and jumps to being asked how others reacted, knowledge of Jewish Committee, how many times drawn picture. 00:38:26 cuts out and jumps to being asked about Salomon again. 00:41:40 Presiding Judge ends questioning. Dr Servatius asks about the beating of Salomon. 00:45:33 Cuts out, then State Attorney Bach reads about the meeting of Eichmann and the Jewish council in Hungary. 00:52:16 Cuts out. Witness Dr. Tibor Ferencz, Hungarian Jew, is being questioned about deputy ministers Endre and Baky with relation to the deportation of Hungarian Jews.
    Film Title
    Eichmann Trial
    Duration
    01:00:43
    Date
    Event:  1961 June 26
    Production:  1961 May 26
    Locale
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Contributor
    Director: Leo Hurwitz
    Producer: Milton Fruchtman
    Camera Operator: Rolf M. Kneller
    Camera Operator: F. Csaznik
    Camera Operator: J. Jonilowicz
    Camera Operator: J. Kalach
    Camera Operator: Emil Knebel
    Producer: Capital Cities Broadcasting Corporation
    Biography
    Emil Knebel was a cinematographer known for Andante (2010), Adam (1973), and Wild Is My Love (1963). He was one of the cameramen who recorded daily coverage of the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem (produced by Capital Cities Broadcasting Corp and later held academic positions in Israel and New York teaching filmmaking at universities. Refer to CV in file.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English German Hebrew
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Mixed
    Time Code
    00:00:40:00 to 01:01:23:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2066 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Master 2066 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Master 2066 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Master 2066 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2066 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2066 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2066 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2066 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Capital Cities Broadcasting Corporation recorded the proceedings of the Adolf Eichmann trial in 1961. The original recording was made on two-inch format videotape. One set of videotapes contained selected portions of the trial for distribution to television stations. The "selected portions" version remained in Israel and was later turned over to the Israel State Archives. Capital Cities Broadcasting retained the set of videotapes containing the complete trial proceedings at offices in New York City until 1965, when they gave the videotapes to the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. The Anti-Defamation League, in turn, gave the complete set to the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1972. With a grant from the Revson Foundation, Hebrew University transferred the two-inch videotapes to U-Matic format. During the transfer process, Hebrew University created three duplicate sets. One set was given to the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive, one to the Israel State Archives, and one set to the Jewish Museum in New York City. In 1995, the Israel State Archives transferred the trial footage to digital videoformat with a grant from the Israeli Prime Minister's Office. Three subsequent digital videotape copies resulted from this transfer of footage. The Israel State Archives retained one digital copy and a second set was deposited at the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the third set of digital videotapes in May 1999.
    Note
    *Severe dropout and large scratch on master. Control not stable, some hum on picture of master. Flickery, blurred and scratched at points.

    See official transcripts, published in "The Trial of Adolf Eichmann", Vol. I-V, State of Israel, Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, 1994. Also available online at the Nizkor Project.
    Copied From
    2" Quad
    Film Source
    Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 2270
    Source Archive Number: VTEI 305
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:33:58
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