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Eichmann Trial -- Session 55 -- Testimony of Dr. G. Gilbert re. Nuremberg witnesses

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.068 | Film ID: 2067

Session 55. Court has not commenced. 00:05:33 Witness of general information - Professor Gustave M. Gilbert, Professor of Psychology at Long Island University, USA. Military psychologist (first Lieutenant), then intelligence officer during War. Then assigned to the Military Tribunal in Nuremberg. Questioned about role at Nuremberg. 00:13:38 Discusses the Nazi's knowledge and reaction to Gilbert being Jewish. Gilbert discusses the defendants' sanity (Rudolf Hess is talked about), psychological tests and personalities. 00:21:57 Gilbert explains about notes he took on the Nazis and a diary he kept. He also has essays written by the defendants. Part of his diary was published as "Nuremberg Diary." 00:29:06 [Exhibit T/1168] Gilbert is asked about Judge Musmanno, then commander of Navy. Explains about introducing Musmanno to defendants. 00:36:30 Discussion is not translated, Gilbert asks to know what is being said; told it is a legal argument in relation to psychological tests and Nuremberg. Comparison of Nuremberg and Eichmann. 00:40:46 to 00:46:00 Mute. Decision 58 - Gilbert can speak about Nuremberg and what defendants said to him. Asked about what Goering said to Musmanno - he denied that Jewish extermination was under his jurisdiction. 00:50:47 Asked about whether Gilbert and Musmanno spoke of Eichmann. Gilbert says he didn't - the major Nazi War criminals thought too little of him, plus he thought Eichmann was dead. Describes conversation Gilbert had with Kaltenbrunner (Eichmann's boss) - children thrown into furnaces. 00:57:44 asked about how much Eichmann was discussed at Nuremberg. Also talks about Pohl, Ohlendorf and Höss. 01:04:08 Höss, Commandant of Auschwitz is discussed. Höss talked a lot about Eichmann in connection to the extermination program.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 May 29
Production:  1961 May 29
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: 2022-07-28 21:56:19
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