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Eichmann Trial -- Session 72 -- Submission of excerpts of Sassen Document

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.092 | Film ID: 2092

Session 72. Attorney General Hausner describes the skeletons of Strasbourg incident, saying that the guards were very fearful of those skeletons discovered upon Allied liberation, and more concerned about those who had been killed for the skeletons whose flesh had not yet rotted away. He submits the affidavits of a few witnesses from past cases, some of which are no longer alive.

00:09:29 Hausner submits a letter from Brandt to Eichmann. The affidavits regarding the Strasbourg skeletons used in Brandt's case are submitted. A series of photographs are submitted, along with a description of each and the links that tie them together. He submits a document saying that they had to register Jews individually, and switched to a rubber stamp to make things easier - this stamp included the name of Eichmann's office.

00:29:52 Tape jumps. The Attorney General and the President of Court discuss scheduling. Hausner admits he could not finish during that session, and says he is behind by about two hours. He begins submitting the Sassen memoirs, specifying that they were typed on three typewriters and annotated in handwriting by Eichmann. There are numerous pages and corrections. Eichmann is addressed in conversational form, often saying his name, and is asked questions of his opinion. The details of the documents are discussed, including the date, the time, and where they were taken down.

00:55:02 Tape jumps. Hausner makes the case that a quote can be accepted by the court as evidence though it was not said in court or with the police. He cannot bring any precedents, and recommends that decision to be reexamination. He hopes to save time by avoiding an objection by the Defense. He questions whether or not the statement by Eichmann before he was accused affects its validity.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 June 09
Production:  1961 June 09
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 22:00:44
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