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Eichmann Trial -- Session 111 -- Prosecution continues summing up

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.217 | Film ID: 2217

Session 111. 00:01:05 Tape begins with a nearly empty courtroom. Eichmann and Servatius talk over their private microphone line; we cannot hear what they are saying. 00:05:55 Judges enter. Session 111 is opened. Hausner discusses an interview with one of Eichmann's subordinates concerning the emigration of a certain family. This proves that Eichmann's office had the authority to decide which camp or ghetto a person went to. 00:11:49 The affidavit of the SS judge who issued a warrant for the arrest of Eichmann is discussed by Hausner, but this warrant was soon eliminated by Himmler because Eichmann was on a "special mission for the Fuehrer." The witness Six described him as having a free hand with Jewish affairs with a unique position.

00:17:06 Tape jumps to duplicate footage on Tape 2215, with Hausner saying that because of Eichmann's position at the beginning of the war, he is responsible for these actions of the Nazis. He says that Eichmann is guilty of being a part of every section of the extermination. 00:22:24 Hausner cites a case that decided that sending someone to an impending death is accessory to murder. This makes Eichmann, who organized the trains and knew that they were being used to commit a crime, an active accessory in murder. He cites another case where passing on an order that results in murder is an accessory to murder. The only exception is someone who vocally disagrees with those orders before passing them on, and Eichmann did nothing of the sort. 00:39:43 Hausner cites another case, this one features a lowly staff officer attempting to instigate crowds to lynch downed Allied pilots. The staff officer was found guilty of murder. Eichmann, despite his low rank, outranked this staff officer.

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: 2022-07-28 22:00:38
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