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

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.223 | Film ID: 2223

Session 112. A near empty court, people milling about. 00:05:31 Judges enter. They begin reading the schedule of the next few sessions (Duplicate footage from Tape 2221). Hausner resumes summing up. He discusses Eichmann's Blood for Goods trading proposals, saying that it was independent from the foreign ministry.

00:13:37 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. 00:16:33 Hausner quotes Eichmann saying that his words were retouched, but cites numerous other pieces of evidence that suggest that he is lying. He reads Eichmann's quote concerning Jews as fuel for the furnaces, and that a live Jew was an option for this.

00:20:09 Hausner talks of Eichmann's creation of a special action against the Jews in Budapest. He says that Eichmann insisted on moving the date earlier, and was the only one who was pro-deportation during this entire ordeal. 00:26:40 Hausner reads 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 (Duplicate footage from Tape 2221). He says that it was a known fact that he was the architect of the deportation. He describes the horrible conditions that deportees faced.

00:33:07 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 with this. A comment about Hausner concerning a discrepancy between the testimonies is questioned by the Judges, and they blame the Prosecution for not analyzing this further at an earlier time.

00:44:13 Eichmann, according to the decisions of the Nuremberg Trials, cannot use the defense of following orders. The context of this case and the specifics of why Eichmann cannot use this defense are given, including the legality of the orders.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  4961 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: 2022-07-28 21:56:32
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