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Eichmann Trial -- Session 63 -- Submission of documents; testimony of Y. Gutman

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.075 | Film ID: 2074

Session 63. Attorney General talks about correspondence between Hajj Amin (Mufti of Jerusalem) and Bulgarian Foreign Ministry and Minister of Romania [T/1264] in relation to Oliver Stanley allowing Palestinian immigration permits for 4000 Jewish children. He is against their immigration to Palestine - they could side with the enemy, go into other Middle Eastern countries, threaten Arab persons. Wants them to go somewhere else under "strict guard", i.e. Poland. 00:07:30 [T/1266] Letter from Hajj Amin and Rashid 'Ali Kilani to Ribbentrop asking for union of Germany with Arab nations, and to destroy Jewish national home in Palestine. [T/1267] Diary of Hajj Amin - parts in Arabic - judges read, discuss translation. 00:15:42 Misgivings about handwriting differences in the diary. Photos of Himmler and Hajj Amin together [T/1270 and T/1271].

00:24:52 Cuts out. Witness Yisrael Gutman active in Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Arrested, describes destroyed Warsaw. Went to Majdanek. 00:29:33 Describes experiences there. Selections. Role calls. 00:39:27 Survived because he was given medicine - rarity, sick Jews normally shot. 00:43:32 Met Jewish historian Dr. Yitzhak Schiper in camp. Latrines. Whips. Kapos. 00:48:19 Selections to change camps - failed three times, then went to Auschwitz A. Describes underground movement, Sonderkommando revolt. 00:52:50 Describes trying to organize getting explosives, smuggling them out of factory. 00:59:10 Taken to Mauthausen - death march.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event Date
1961 June 02
Jerusalem, Israel
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 10:58:54
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