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Eichmann Trial -- Session 107 -- End of Eichmann's testimony and affidavits from abroad

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.196 | Film ID: 2196

Session 107. Tape begins midsentence with Eichmann explaining the circumstances of his being awarded a medal. (Duplicate material on Tape 2195.) The Attorney General Haunser asks a last question about a segment of the Sassen memoirs that was previously read. He asks Eichmann to read the sentences following what he previously read concerning Eichmann's zeal to complete his orders dealing with the Jewish people being a "guest nation" inside the German "host nation". Dr. Servatius ends his questioning. 00:11:26 Court adjourns for a 20 minute break. Various shots of the crowd milling about.

00:14:40 Tape resumes after a fade-out and slate with the defense, prosecution, and Eichmann returning to the courtroom. Eichmann and Dr. Servatius talk via the microphones and headsets, they seem to have some technical difficulties. 00:19:38 The Judges enter, court resumes. Dr. Servatius attempts to submit a timetable of Eichmann's transfer to Berlin, but he is not allowed and recreates the timetable using questions to Eichmann. Eichmann goes through the dates of which things happened, as asked by Dr. Servatius. 00:32:30 Hausner argues with Eichmann over whether or not this timetable was reconstructed using documents, not memory. Eichmann insists it is from memory only.

00:34:39 Eichmann finishes his testimony. Dr. Servatius begins with statements from abroad with an affidavit saying that nothing would indicate that Eichmann had any more power than any other department head, and that the Final Solution was given to them at the Wansee Conference by Hitler and accepted as an irrevocable decision, and Eichmann did not add anything that was not already in the plan. 00:48:00 The Prosecution begins to read selections from the same affidavit. It says that Eichmann's department had a special status, and had a larger jurisdiction than other departments. It also said that Eichmann was a true believer in National Socialism and that one could transfer out of the organization if they wanted to. 00:55:10 Tape freezes, then goes to a slate, and ends.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 July 24
Production:  1961 July 24
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: 2021-06-03 12:45:00
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