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Eichmann Trial -- Session 114 -- Servatius's closing statement and end of trial

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.238 | Film ID: 2238

Session 114. Dr. Servatius talks about the Israeli law concerning Nazis and their collaborators. 00:03:01 Retroactivity of law is discussed. He accuses the London Statute of being created, tailor-made, to condemn the defeated Nazis, and as such, should not apply.

00:06:44 Tape jumps. The President of Court is handed a paper, he looks at it, then thanks Dr. Servatius. Attorney General Hausner is granted time to make a statement considering the written material. He asks for a few days to form his argument. Last minute documents concerning the summing ups of both sides are handed in to the court. They deliberate for a few minutes. Hausner is then given time.

00:14:32 The trial is postponed until a decision is made, which will not be until November. Court adjourns. Scenes of people chatting as they leave the courtroom.

***Sessions 115 to 121 were not recorded. The subjects covered include the reading of the judgment of the District Court; the submission of a request by Judge Landau claiming compensation for Mordechai Leitner for damages caused by Eichmann; the argument by Hausner on the sentence; the argument by Servatius on the sentence; the statement by Eichmann on the sentence; and the sentence.***

On May 31, 1962 the President of the State of Israel rejected an application by Adolf Eichmann for clemency. On June 1, 1962 the sentence of death was carried out.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 August 14
Production:  1961 August 14
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 21:56:38
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