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Eichmann Trial -- Sessions 57 and 58 -- Psychologist Gilbert re. Nuremberg. Report of Moshe Sharett; witness H. Brand

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.071 | Film ID: 2070

Session 57. Starts with Attorney General [Video translation is inaccurate refers to exhibit T/1777 when means T/1177, June not July]. Submission of documents from Central Zionist Archives and Weizmann Archives. Attorney General describes letter from Hall, of the British Foreign Office, to Dr Weizmann, stating proposal for swapping Jews for trucks and goods (referring to Joel Brand's testimony in Tape 2069, Session 56). 00:03:25 Video translation and transcripts continue to vary. Communications between Britain and Jewish Agency continue. 00:08:30 Report by Mr. Shertok (Moshe Sharett) from London - sorting out visa and Mr. Brand's return. 00:12:46 Cuts out. Eden, Sharett discuss whether deal should be done and what Brand should give to the Nazis. 00:15:15 Cuts out. Attorney General describes discussion on bombing railways to camps. 00:20:55 Reads letter to Dr. Weizmann from Foreign Office about bombing camps - refusal to do so because of technical difficulties. 00:24:42 Attorney General reads aide-memoir for possible testimony of Dr. Weizmann before International Military Tribunal. He states suggestion to drop Palestinian Jews into Hungary would have helped both Allies and Jews. Refused.

00:26:05 Cuts out, very grainy, bad quality and no sound. 00:30:43 to 00:35:58 Cuts in and out of Eichmann sitting in court watching a film. 00:35:58 Shots within courtroom, no sound. 00:38:10 Cuts out.

00:38:15 Session 58. Testimony of Hansi Brand, Joel Brand's wife. Talks about not being able to leave Budapest, the Reich Secret (Eichmann swapping Jews for trucks). Mrs. Brand identifies Eichmann. 00:42:58 Cuts out. Talks of German Security Service introducing her to the man for produced her false papers, he had been severely beaten. Describes her interrogation by Peter Haine. She was asked about her husband's whereabouts - said nothing, couldn't reveal the Reich Secret. 00:47:31 Cuts out. Asked about her knowledge of how many people were being deported, Eichmann openly said 12,000 people each day. Explains continuing persecution under Eichmann. 00:55:19 Talks about selection Eichmann made for Strasshof; wanted those with ethnic values dead. 00:58:15 She explains trying to bargain/save the children with Eichmann, little effect.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 May 30
Production:  1961 May 30
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 12:45:30
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