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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:  1961 June 02
Production:  1961 June 02
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 12:45:31
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