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Eichmann Trial -- Session 113 -- Prosecution continues summing up

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.226 | Film ID: 2226

Session 113. Attorney General Hausner is interrupted by the President of Court asking about the Lidice Children. Hausner begins describing the deportation of these children. He retells the testimony of Krumey, who was remorseful about his role. He continues to refute the statements of Eichmann saying that he had no role in this, that there were multiple meanings of special treatment, and that he knew nothing .

00:10:00 The exact wording of the law concerning membership in illegal groups is read, condemning Eichmann. Precedents are discussed. Hausner emphasizes that the law makes no distinction about participation in the group, whether voluntarily or not, and suggests that it is irrelevant because, he says, Eichmann admitted to staying voluntarily.

00:23:23 Tape cuts. Hausner comments about the magazine Life, and the articles already submitted to court.

00:24:14 Tape cuts. The accusations of conspiracy are addressed.

00:24:56 Tape repeats the previous minute. Hausner requests that Eichmann be convicted of conspiracy to commit crimes against the Jewish people. A brief debate ensues, with Hausner insisting that it should not be necessary to convict Eichmann for conspiracy, and the crimes committed should be enough. The Judges argue that the rulings concerning the crimes come from others' convictions of conspiracy charges. Hausner argues that they were accused of corroboration with a conspiracy, and that is different.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 August 10
Production:  1961 August 10
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 12:44:08
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