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Eichmann Trial -- Session 109 -- Submissions of additional evidence and Vrba's affidavit

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.206 | Film ID: 2206

Session 109. Attorney General Hausner discusses the translation of the word 'sonderbehandlung.' Whether or not this affects the testimony of the witness Krumey is discussed. 00:04:42 It becomes apparent that the exhibit has not been submitted by the Defense, and Dr. Servatius argues that parts of it are advantageous and other parts detrimental to the Defense. The Judges discuss this with each other at length. We cannot hear what they are saying. The affidavit concerns Krumey's statement on the Lidice Children. 00:13:58 The Judges ask a question about a Czechoslovak translation, one of the members of the Prosecution helps to translate. They resume private discussion. 00:18:47 The document is admitted as an appendix to the Krumey testimony. They say it is unclear who submitted the document.

Dr. Servatius asks to submit sections from the Poliakov book concerning special treatment, the book is titled "The Third Reich and its Servants" and a second book where Lahausen and Keitel are quoted. The entire testimony is to be submitted. 00:25:17 The book is given to the official translator to be read. Keitel discusses his orders to eliminate certain groups from Poland, including the Polish intelligencia, the clergy, and the Jews. He says that this was done to scare the Jews and the Poles. 00:28:13 Reading the text is concluded. Silence follows. Hausner stands and waits patiently, then sits. The Judges are reading through the book. 00:30:47 The Judges note that the testimony continues through multiple volumes, and all are entered into evidence.

00:36:16 The affidavit of Rudolf Vrba has just made it to the court, and the Prosecution attempts to submit it. The topics of the Vrba affidavit are summarized by Hausner including his time in Auschwitz and his estimates on the number of victims there. The ability of the Prosecution to submit this affidavit at this time is discussed at length.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 July 25
Production:  1961 July 25
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 12:45:03
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