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

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.228 | Film ID: 2228

Session 113. Attorney General Hausner enumerates the things that Eichmann is accused of. He says that the victims cannot be compensated and can never be the same as they were before the war (duplicate footage from Tape 2225). He says that these actions (crimes against humanity) will never be forgotten. He specifies the different versions of robbery committed by the Nazis and says that they are all bad. 00:12:38 Hausner reads the precedent where a German says that he was only following orders with regard to robbing Jews, and that he was only working within the framework of the government. Hausner adds that this excuse did not work in that case, and then cites the shoes and other articles left behind from the killings, as well as the transfer of property of those deported to Hungary, as robbery.

00:20:55 Court adjourns for a 20 minute break. Shots of the crowd milling about. 00:23:44 The courtroom still empty. People return to their seats. 00:31:38 The Judges return. Hausner resumes his descriptions on the plunder of Jewish property. He says that the property stolen from within the Reich would not count as war crimes, but the Prosecution framed it so that it would count, based upon that it was stolen because it was Jewish. It did not matter what nation the Jewish property came from, it only mattered that it was Jewish. The distinction would be misrepresenting the case, reasons Hausner. He then describes chronologically the robbery of Jewish property.

00:43:09 Hausner says a few more words about Operation Reinhart, the plan to exterminate the Jews in the General Government area, named after Reinhart Heydrich.

00:48:36 The fourth count against Eichmann is read, concerning the prevention of births among Jews. His role in forming the policy concerning mixed marriages and sterilization after Wannsee is discussed. These led to the Nuremberg Laws. Hausner says that Eichmann changed his story three times, and must be convicted.

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: 2022-07-28 21:56:42
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