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Eichmann Trial -- Session 59 -- Witness Joel Brand testifies re. negotiations with Eichmann

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.072 | Film ID: 2071

Session 59. Joel Brand being questioned again. 00:01:12 Cuts out, starts from beginning again - the Wehrmacht's role in the destruction of the Jews. Talk of Bandi Grosz, Hungarian Jewish quadruple agent. 00:05:22 to 00:06:32 Court has break. Between 00:06:32 and 00:10:54 The court is preparing itself. Mr. Brand is looking at "Report of the Jewish Rescue Committee" - asked by Judge Halevi to read certain pages. Brand claims the report to be untrue. 00:19:33 Brand is challenged as to why he went to Turkey, what he thought of Eichmann's deal. 00:24:45 Asked about the Hagana, the Jewish self-defense organization. 00:29:27 Discuss Jewish property and Officer Becher becoming rich by plundering Jews. 00:34:31 Judge Halevi finishes, now Brand is questioned by the Presiding Judge. Questioned on the telegraphs Brand received about the Hungarian deportations. 00:37:47 Queries over the "pleading with Jews" over numbers killed and necessity of the mission. He informed many countries and no one listened or believed what was going on. 00:41:40 Wants to hear about Lord Moyne, explains about the conversations and interrogations with the British about whether the Nazis would really let the Jews go as promised. Moyne asked "what shall I do with one million Jews?" 00:49:38 Attorney General wants to see Brand's certificate of Judenrat. Asked about other certificates which provided benefits for Jews in Budapest (ie. freedom of movement). Questioned on the exclusion of Reszö Kasztner [Rudolf Kastner], Brand negotiating with Eichmann alone whilst Kasztner spoke with Wisliceny. 00:59:33 Talks about whether Kasztner was excluded from Eichmann. 01:02:29 Dr. Servatius asked Brand why he had not mentioned the proposal to blow up installations of Auschwitz to Mr. Shertok. Brand says he did, but report isn't thorough.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 May 31
Production:  1961 May 31
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 22:01:11
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