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Eichmann Trial -- Sessions 107 and 108 -- Testimonies taken from witnesses Six and Winkelman from abroad

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.201 | Film ID: 2201

Sessions 107. Servatius is reading passages from the affidavit of witness Alfred Six. Six says that it would be impossible for a subordinate to issue orders contrary to or beyond the jurisdiction of their superiors; any who did this were quickly removed. Thus, Eichmann could not disobey his orders and had to obey his superiors. He also reads that Eichmann had no connection with the Einsatzgruppen. 00:07:20 Servatius finishes and Hausner introduces passages from the same witness, Dr. Six. Eichmann's department is said to employ more people than any other, and that when Six asked for an exception for a Jew, he would not go to Eichmann because he worked for "the other side." It also says that Eichmann was a veteran Nazi and a believer in National Socialism; it "filled his life." Six also says that it was possible to leave the Party.

Session 108. 00:14:30 Tape jumps and Servatius reads an affidavit from Otto Winkelman where a previous trial featured testimony that said Hungarian Field Marshall Faragho planned the deportation of the Jews from Hungary. This testimony was taken on May 19, 1961 before the Court of First Instance in Bordesholm. 00:18:13 Hausner is asked if he'd like to read any passages from the affidavit of the same witness Winkelman. He reads one passage that says Eichmann was preferred over another officer who was rather haughty, and the tapes cuts out.

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 12:45:02
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