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

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.229 | Film ID: 2229

Session 113. Attorney General Hausner names all of the people who would have to be lying in order for Eichmann to be telling the truth. He provides numerous examples of how this would have to be true. 00:06:59 Hausner says that Eichmann has shown his intelligence and stature through all of the cross-examinations, and has given evasive excuses as answers to all questions. He insists that Eichmann knew of the anti-Semitic policies of National Socialism, and that his claims of writing in the heat of the moment are bunk. 00:16:35 He says that Eichmann would not have stopped within the Third Reich - his plans carried to the entire world in a post-war German victory. He then talks about Eichmann's fury regarding publishing some of his writings in a newspaper. 00:25:14 Hausner reads the quotes from Eichmann that indicate his lack of remorse for his actions as the war drew to a close. He says that Eichmann had no enemies other than the Jews.

00:29:35 Tape jumps to Hausner discussing all of those who worked to save the Jews from the Nazis, and how they will never be forgotten, from the Dutch to the French underground to Raoul Wallenberg. 00:35:23 A poem written by a Gentile is read. 00:41:00 Hausner brings up the Yugoslavs and the Greeks.

00:42:11 Tape jumps. Hausner says that he is reaching the end, and wants to make a few final remarks. The nations which resisted sending the Jews are discussed. He asks that the court rule that Eichmann worked willingly, with zeal, towards the end of the Jews. He compares Hitler to Attila the Hun in his desire for utter destruction. He asks the Judges to render a just verdict before sitting down. The Judges end the session. 00:52:30 The Judges leave. People leaving the courtroom.

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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