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Eichmann Trial -- Session 112 -- Prosecution continues summing up

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.220 | Film ID: 2220

Session 112. People milling about the courtroom. Eichmann waiting in his booth for the session to begin. 00:07:50 Judges enter. They open Session 112. Hausner begins listing the proofs that Eichmann had direct control over the camps. He discusses the many things Eichmann did relating to Theresienstadt, including issuing orders, which was opposed to Himmler's approach.

00:16:54 The visits of Eichmann to various camps are detailed, as well as deception of the prisoners. He says that Eichmann's admittance to transporting Jews to the east was proof he was directly involved, despite his testimony saying his office had nothing to do with the camps.

00:27:10 Hausner begins discussing Auschwitz. He says that Rudolf Hoess testified that Eichmann had complete rule over the fate of Jews at Auschwitz. He cites various pieces of evidence that show Eichmann choosing the times of deportation and of gassing. He says that the requests to Auschwitz for skeletons for medicinal and educational use went to Eichmann. Everything points to Eichmann as the leader, not a follower. 00:45:00 Hausner claims that Eichmann slipped and said that he was given the authority to intervene on an issue, and then used circular logic in defending where this authority came from.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 August 09
Production:  1961 August 09
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 12:45:08
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