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Eichmann Trial -- Session 109 -- Submitting more evidence

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.209 | Film ID: 2209

Session 109. Eichmann plays with his pen (mute). Servatius argues for an unidentified piece of evidence. The Judges decide that it is not directly related to Eichmann and should not be dealt with in this case. Hausner begins discussing a document involving communications between offices of the Reich.

00:10:08 Servatius objects to the submission of another document after a break in the recording. Hausner requests to submit a book about Lidice children from Puszykowko titled "The Children Before the Death Gates of Chelmno." He summarizes the parts of the book he would like to submit. 00:19:59 Servatius requests that the document be rejected for having been submitted too late. It is too late to find credible witnesses and for the Defense to make their own investigation. The Judges argue that he mentioned submitting this book with an earlier piece of evidence, but he was held off until at least the end of the Defense's testimony. No real decision is made on this.

00:26:00 Hausner tries to submit one last piece of evidence, a document that contradicts Becher's statement, saying that the original testimony that Becher redirected a train to from Switzerland to Bergen-Belsen was refuted, and that the witness knew that Eichmann did it. The Judge and Hausner discuss the validity and the importance of this document. Matters of procedure are discussed, including a postcard and photo that did not receive an exhibit number, the minutes of a prior session, and photocopies of certain pieces of evidence.

00:42:10 The Judges ask when the testimony of Rudolf Vrba was first mentioned. The Secretary checks and says it was Session 72. Dr. Servatius agrees with the decisions on the postcard and photo, it is admitted to evidence.

00:45:08 There is a 20 minute break, the Judges promise to return with decisions on the outstanding matters. Shots of the courtroom and people milling about.

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 12:45:04
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