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

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.218 | Film ID: 2218

Session 111. The Attorney General Hausner continues summing up the case of the Prosecution. He lists the criterions for guilt from another case and applies them to Eichmann. He says that Eichmann deported people without authorization, showing that he acted on his own. 00:11:30 Hausner reads various reasons why the General Government had no control over any of the camps, nor could they even know what they were for, thus showing that the camps could only fall under the auspices of the SS and Eichmann. He says that Eichmann's claims of having no part are based on lies.

00:23:22 Eichmann's role as a conspirator is analyzed. The roundup and deportation of the Jews as told by witness Lichtman is described. Then, he reads an account of the death marches, and another witness' description of Jewish stars, along with Eichmann's admittance that his office planned that marking system. He then describes the humiliation of those sympathetic to the Jews. 00:34:56 Hausner begins describing the plight of the Jewish children and the intelligencia. He tells a story of a child that was interviewed in a camp and his longing for his mother.

00:42:46 Details about torture in the camps, followed by shots of the obviously distressed crowd. The "torture of the top" is described, along with other pastimes of the Germans, such as forcing the disabled to carry stones and shooting them or strangling and sharpshooting victims.

00:50:02 Rudolf Hoess' orders concerning the beginning of the Final Solution and his contact with Eichmann are discussed. Hausner reads the organizational beginnings of the Final Solution as created by Eichmann, the various instances where Eichmann was made aware of the Jewish situation, and the portions he admitted to in testimony and cross-examination.

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 12:45:07
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