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Eichmann Trial -- Session 108 -- Affidavits concerning Reich Security office and emigration

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.204 | Film ID: 2204

Session 108. Dr. Servatius reads the affidavit from witness Herbert Kappler, an Obersturmbahnfuehrer who was charged by Himmler to round up the Jews of Rome. Eventually the order extended to an unlimited area. He says that he never heard of Eichmann in any of these orders.

00:14:18 Attorney General Hausner begins reading selections when a matter of procedure is raised with one of the mentioned documents, a cable. Questions arise involving certain affidavits from there. The Judges consult for some time about whether or not to admit the affidavit and book of a lawyer from Holland, Mrs. van Taalinger-Dols. It is accepted. 00:30:17 Dr. Servatius begins reading sections of the book into the record. In 1942, this Dutch lawyer submitted a request for his Jewish client and his family to emigrate. He was trying to get a meeting with Eichmann, but could not, and was delayed by the Swiss bank withholding payment. He learned that the head office of Reich Security was incompetent in matters of emigration, and only Himmler could do anything. The SS made it impossibly difficult to obtain a permit for emigration, not Eichmann's department. 00:53:08 The translator is interrupted and Dr. Servatius is asked how much more time he needs and whether or not there needs to be another session the following morning. He wants more time, he gets it for the following morning.

00:55:43 Hausner begins asking whether or not he can read sections of the affidavit into the record by summarizing them all. The Judges decide that one of his witnesses must stay in Jerusalem for the night because there is no time to hear his testimony.

01:01:53 Session 108 is adjourned. Various shots of people leaving the courtroom.

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: 2022-07-28 21:56:29
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