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Eichmann Trial -- Session 83 -- The Defense submits documents re: Croatia and Greece

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.109 | Film ID: 2109

Session 83. Dr. Servatius reads a statement by Rademacher saying that the Jews are not expected to resist after a number of hostages are shot. "In my view, with the necessary firmness and decisiveness, it ought to be possible to keep the Jews in camps also in Serbia. If the Jews there continue to stir up unrest, more stringent martial law must be imposed on them. I cannot imagine that the Jews will continue to conspire, once a considerable number of hostages have been shot." He reads about transferring the Serbian Jews to concentration camps. He then reads a memorandum for a meeting with the Foreign Ministry concerning the removal of the Free Masons and the Intelligencia from Serbia along with 8,000 Jews.

00:12:12 Dr. Servatius begins asking questions concerning Croatia. He submits a chart that Eichmann approves of, along with a document saying that the Croatian government agreed to deportations. A report from a Police Attaché in Zagreb to the Office of Reich Security detailed how this was going to be done. Debate concerning the translation of certain words ensues.

00:22:43 A report from a Police Attaché in Zagreb to another Croatian office is submitted. It approves the relocation of the Jews, they discuss the immediate stages of the deportation, and mention that another officer from Reich Security takes full responsibility for the actions. The authority of this Reich Security officer is debated.

00:28:03 The order for the deportations of all Jews in areas occupied by the Italians is submitted, this order was given, according to Eichmann, given by the head of another department; he never gives a name.

00:39:29 Deportation of Jews from German occupied territories is discussed. A letter concerning Guenter sent to the office in Athens is submitted. Eichmann says that Gunter was sent to assess the implementation of the Final Solution and the laws concerning Jews there, but he could not have ordered such things.

00:49:45 After some debate concerning a date, a document concerning whether or not the military acted on its own accord is submitted. Letters of people describing the beginnings of the deportations and the reasons for it are submitted, but not read.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 June 30
Production:  1961 June 30
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 22:00:37
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