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Nachlass Avner W. Less papers

Document | Accession Number: 2011.214 | RG Number: RG-58.010

Contains correspondence, memos, diaries, newspaper clippings, lectures, articles, photographs, transcripts of the Israeli Police, case studies, registers of records , and audio interviews from the Adolf Eichmann trial. This collection documents the interrogation of Adolf Eichmann by Avner W. Less and the subsequent trial in Israel. Also includes photocopies from the Bundesarchiv Koblenz of the transcripts of the Eichmann interview conducted by Wilhelm Sassen in 1956. Includes correspondence by Avner Less with publishing houses and newspapers, as well as individuals such as Robert Kempner, Julius Klein, Jochen von Lang, and Samuel Scheps; and other records pertaining to the Eichmann trial, including the preliminary investigation, Eichmann’s interrogation (such as an excerpt of the diary of Vera Less, 23 May to 5 July 1960, about her husband’s role in the interrogation); the main trial; and appeal hearings. Also included are digitized audio files of Eichmann’s interrogation; audio files of interviews with Avner Less about the Eichmann interrogation and trial, such as on the radio program “Gespräch in 3 of 16 October 1982; digitized video files, such as “The Devil Is A Gentleman” by the CBS news magazine “60 Minutes” (1983); working files of the “Büro 06;” manuscripts, lectures, and articles by Avner Less; files pertaining to Ephraim Elrom, David Irving, Herbert Kappler, Rezso Kastner, Robert Kempner, Josef Mengele, Robert Servatius, Kurt Waldheim, Albert Weinberg, Elie Wiesel, et. al.; Avner Less’s participation as a witness in the Nazi war crimes trials of Hermann Krumey and Otto Hunsche, Frankfurt am Main, 1968; a publication, Schuldig - Das Urteil gegen Adolf Eichmann (1987); photographs of Avner Less; and a newspaper clipping depicting him and Adolf Eichmann.

Date
1902-2007  (inclusive)
Language
German
Extent
320 digital files : PDF ; 4.66 GB.
Credit Line
Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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