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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 Date
1961 June 05
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 10:58:55
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