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Eichmann Trial -- Session 110 -- Prosecution continues summing up

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.214 | Film ID: 2214

Session 110. Hausner argues that Eichmann has been lying in his testimony, trying to weasel out of responsibility at all times (some duplicate footage on Tape 2213). He decries Eichmann's meticulous corrections of the Sassen documents as too detailed, all of this under the guise of a book. 00:05:06 Hausner begins his conclusion. He asks the court that if Eichmann is decided to be a liar, that the debunked documents be readmitted as evidence. Even if he is not, there is enough evidence to convict him.

00:13:50 Using the compilation of all of the witnesses, Hausner claims that the rumors of Eichmann were widespread, blaming him for the murder of Jews; he was the central figure of extermination. He cites testimony from Nuremberg of people who blamed Eichmann for the extermination of the Jews. He says that it would not make sense for all of these different people to blame someone in charge of only timetables. Slate.

00:26:36 Tape resumes halfway through the previous statement, where Hausner contrasts the witness statements saying that Eichmann was given the job of extermination at the Wannsee Conference, whereas Eichmann said he was there as an observer. Hausner cites numerous times where Eichmann blamed Mueller for his actions despite evidence to the contrary. 00:43:20 The Judges ask for a recess. Hausner says he is in the middle of analyzing testimonies, but the Judges prefer to interrupt and recess. They leave. Shots of the courtroom.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 August 08
Production:  1961 August 08
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 12:45:06
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