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Eichmann Trial -- Session 106 -- Examination by Judges

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.191 | Film ID: 2191

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    Eichmann Trial -- Session 106 -- Examination by Judges

    Overview

    Description
    Session 106. Eichmann's empty booth, he enters nearly a minute later. Various shots of Eichmann and the crowd as the court awaits the Judges. 00:06:51 The Judges enter and open the 106th Session of the trial, reminding Eichmann that he is still under oath. The Prosecution and Defense inform the Judges that they have come to an agreement to submit into evidence a handwritten document of Eichmann's.

    00:11:37 Eichmann says that he gave numeric estimates to Reinhard Heydrich for the Wannsee Conference getting his information from Jewish Yearbooks, local information, and questions to specific places. Numbers, the information, and his sources are questioned and debated, along with the acceptance and use of various words, ranks, and his subordinates.

    00:33:02 Eichmann, after avoiding the question a few times, answers once and for all that all the plans of his subordinates had to cross his desk for approval, meaning that he not only knew of all the actions his office committed, but could have stopped them. Eichmann tries to dispute this, and many details of the intricacies of his office are discussed, including many examples of exceptions and the analysis of a draft of action. Eichmann insists that many people would not change orders, think for themselves, or ask questions of the order or whether or not it had been implemented without being commanded to do so. 01:11:36 Tape ends mid-sentence with Eichmann explaining another example of his not giving any comments or suggestions for a written plan of extermination.
    Film Title
    Eichmann Trial
    Duration
    01:11:02
    Date
    Event:  1961 July 21
    Production:  1961 July 21
    Locale
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Contributor
    Director: Leo Hurwitz
    Producer: Milton Fruchtman
    Camera Operator: Rolf M. Kneller
    Camera Operator: F. Csaznik
    Camera Operator: J. Jonilowicz
    Camera Operator: J. Kalach
    Camera Operator: Emil Knebel
    Producer: Capital Cities Broadcasting Corporation
    Biography
    Emil Knebel was a cinematographer known for Andante (2010), Adam (1973), and Wild Is My Love (1963). He was one of the cameramen who recorded daily coverage of the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem (produced by Capital Cities Broadcasting Corp and later held academic positions in Israel and New York teaching filmmaking at universities. Refer to CV in file.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English German Hebrew
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    00:00:34:00 to 01:11:36:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2191 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Master 2191 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Master 2191 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Master 2191 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2191 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2191 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2191 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2191 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

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    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Capital Cities Broadcasting Corporation recorded the proceedings of the Adolf Eichmann trial in 1961. The original recording was made on two-inch format videotape. One set of videotapes contained selected portions of the trial for distribution to television stations. The "selected portions" version remained in Israel and was later turned over to the Israel State Archives. Capital Cities Broadcasting retained the set of videotapes containing the complete trial proceedings at offices in New York City until 1965, when they gave the videotapes to the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. The Anti-Defamation League, in turn, gave the complete set to the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1972. With a grant from the Revson Foundation, Hebrew University transferred the two-inch videotapes to U-Matic format. During the transfer process, Hebrew University created three duplicate sets. One set was given to the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive, one to the Israel State Archives, and one set to the Jewish Museum in New York City. In 1995, the Israel State Archives transferred the trial footage to digital videoformat with a grant from the Israeli Prime Minister's Office. Three subsequent digital videotape copies resulted from this transfer of footage. The Israel State Archives retained one digital copy and a second set was deposited at the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the third set of digital videotapes in May 1999.
    Note
    See official transcripts, published in "The Trial of Adolf Eichmann", Vol. I-V, State of Israel, Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, 1994. Also available online at the Nizkor Project.
    Copied From
    2" Quad
    Film Source
    Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 2466
    Source Archive Number: VTEI 107
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-05 07:33:06
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