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Eichmann Trial -- Sessions 59 and 60 -- Testimonies of H. Brand, J. Brand, M. Rosenberg

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.073 | Film ID: 2072

Session 59. Hansi Brand being questioned by Judge Raveh. Asked about Eichmann's role in Auschwitz deportations - she views him as the person who made all the decisions as far as the Jews were concerned. Discuss thought of trying to kill Eichmann.

00:07:21 Witness Joel Brand being asked about Lord Moyne (same footage as Tape 2071). 00:08:30 Cuts out. Questioned about telegrams and begging for Jews to be saved (same as Tape 2071). 00:09:57 - 00:10:22 Cuts out. Repeats above footage. Continues with Brand trying to convince colleagues of the Jewish plight and bargaining to save the Jews (same as Tape 2071). 00:16:25 Continues questions about Lord Moyne and Brand's interrogation and conversation with the British. 00:23:11 Cuts out. Servatius asks if Brand made up Eichmann's promise of blowing up the installations at Auschwitz. 00:26:00 Bach wants to cite two documents referring to Brand's mission [exhibit 447 - labeled T/1190] - BBC broadcast stating that Germany would save the Hungarian Jews if Britain and the USA would give drugs and transport. Reply [exhibit 448 - labeled T/37(151)] by Veesenmayer, German Ambassador in Hungary. 00:32:17 Quote by Eichmann about getting rid of the Hungarian Jews. 00:33:44 Court finishes.

00:34:24 Session 60. State Attorney Bach questioning witness Moshe Rosenberg. Eichmann determined how much Jews had to pay to get out. Rosenberg was in charge of self defense and arms for Jews. Asked about knowing of Eichmann agreeing to let some Jews cross border - he knew nothing of it. 00:38:30 Attorney Bach read document from Ribbentrop to Veesenmayer stating the Fuehrer's anger at Hungarian government with relation to lack of Jewish persecution [T/1214]. 00:41:37 Cuts out. State Attorney Bach introduces exhibit 182 [T/37(91)] letter from Eichmann to Günther about making emigration to Palestine more difficult. 00:46:09 State Attorney Bach introduces next exhibit - 156 [T/137(111)] from Veesenmayer to foreign office. Exhibit 976 [T/1218] - Grell reports details for plan of Jewish deportation from Budapest. Veesenmayer reports new developments [T/37(93)]. Two documents from Himmler's personal archive, No. 1421 cable from Becher to Himmler.

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 21:56:15
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