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Eichmann Trial -- Sessions 64 and 65 -- Testimonies of J. Reznik; Y. Friedman; D. Friedberg; Y. Biskowitz; M. Podchlebnik

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.077 | Film ID: 2076

This tape contains a summary of Sessions 64 and 65.

Session 64. Witness Joseph Reznik, Pole in Majdanek. 00:02:15 Describes people being killed, band playing to disguise gun shots. 00:04:06 Describes digging pits - opening mass graves. Rolfinger shouting at him. Removed bodies and burnt them.

00:09:03 Witness Ya'akov Friedman, in Majdanek. Talks about people being hung and flogged. 00:12:30 Identifies Eichmann, describes seeing him in camp. 00:15:10 Continues explaining how/when he was released - as a Christian in spring 1944.

00:16:57 Witness Dov Frieberg. Camp dogs. 00:18:37 Attorney General wants witness to point out things on sketch. 00:22:03 He describes his work, cut women's hair. 00:25:47 Describes anti-Semitic songs made to sing. Talks about torture and "games". 00:32:43 Describes SS man who did not want to do this job - he was lenient.

Session 65. 00:36:08 Witness Ya'akov Biskowitz, sent to Sobibor. Describes revolt and his escape. 00:44:25 He meets another escapee from Sobibor.

00:45:09 Witness Michael (Mordechai) Podchlebnik, sent to Chelmno. Describes inscriptions on cellar wall - warnings from other prisoners. 00:48:05 People forced onto sealed trucks where they were gassed. 00:53:06 Describes process of removing bodies, putting them next to trenches, removing gold teeth and rings, and burying them. 00:56:45 Transport from his own town, including his wife and children. He then decided to escape.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 June 05
Production:  1961 June 05
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 22:00:46
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