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

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.221 | Film ID: 2221

Session 112. Hausner gives examples of instances showing that Eichmann was in control of the fates of the Jews at Auschwitz (Duplicate footage from Tape 2220). This includes his visits to Auschwitz, discussing how they would be unnecessary if he was only in charge of getting trains there. 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, and that his office was in fact directly related to Auschwitz.

00:14:09 Tape cuts out. Judges enter the courtroom. They read the schedule for the upcoming sessions. Hausner resumes summing up and discusses Eichmann's Blood for Goods trading proposals, saying that it was independent from the foreign ministry.

00:21:39 The possibility of Eichmann being angry at Becher is discussed, describing the various times where Eichmann became angry when someone tried to take control of Jewish affairs from him. Eichmann's ruthless words are read from the Sassen documents, multiple times he condemned the Jews and describes horrid functions of the camp happily.

00:29:15 Tape cuts, and begins again with Hausner reading the words of Eichmann, where he says that the Jews would be removed from Hungary no matter what, there would be no repeat of Romania. He says that it was a known fact that he was the architect of the deportation. He describes the horrible conditions that deportees faced.

00:39:48 The Krumey testimony is analyzed and compared with Eichmann's testimony. Its correlation with other testimonies is discussed, along with Eichmann's claim that the entire story is a fabrication. The Slawic testimony is compared as well.

00:43:10 Tape cuts. Hausner discusses the evidence where Eichmann overstepped his orders, saying that he did not do only what was demanded of him. 00:44:57 Hausner admits that Eichmann did not issue orders, but instead when the orders were issued, he would take command and press to have everything possible done within and at times beyond those orders. He says that the camouflage of the camps was proof that they knew it was illegal and against humanity.

00:51:42 Hausner begins quoting the minutes of a Zionist Council meeting, and the court questions the ability of submitting this quote at this time, as it was not submitted as evidence prior to this time. It is eventually allowed, as it was previously referenced by the court. It says that the Jewish people should be on the side of the Allies, and thus the Nazis would have had the opportunity to deal with the Jews as combatants, to put them in POW camps, but they did not. These things prove that Eichmann knew what he was doing and was willing to do so.

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 12:44:06
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