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    At the Centre of Contemporary Jewish Documentation in Paris - in the Ruce Jeoffrey l'Asnier, where a memorial has been erected for the six million Jews killed under the Nazi regime - documents were filmed, May 25, concerning Adolf Eichmann, the former SS Colonel who is now awaiting trial in Israel.

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    At the Centre of Contemporary Jewish Documentation in Paris - in the Ruce Jeoffrey l'Asnier, where a memorial has been erected for the six million Jews killed under the Nazi regime - documents were filmed, May 25, concerning Adolf Eichmann, the former SS Colonel who is now awaiting trial in Israel.

    Files kept here, of original documents and photostats, include photos of Eichmann and his fiancee Veronika Liebel, as well as her family tree, going back as far as 1850, submitted to SS headquarters as proof of her "Aryan descent" in order to obtain permission for marriage. A 'curriculum vitae' bears Eichmann's signature.

    Among other material on Eichmann's activities - he is said to have worked out a "final solution to the Jewish problem", directed Jewish affairs in all German-occupied territories, and supervised the deportation of Jews to extermination camps - there are telegrams sent by Eichmann from Berlin to the German Gestapo Chief in France. One is an order for quicker arrests, another announces the arrival of a train carrying 1,000 Jews and asks for provision to be made for the deportation of 5,000 others.

    Leaflets, charts and maps show the hierarchy of leaders responsible for the mass deportation of Jews, the origin of Jews sent to concentration camps in Poland, and the number of Jews deported from each European country. Finally, a photograph which sums up the horror of the gigantic machinery of extermination - a pile of corpses at Auschwitz.

    While Adolf Eichmann is being kept under close guard in Israel, the West German authorities are reported to have arrested, for the third time, Eichmann's former deputy, Herman Krumey. Released earlier for lack of evidence, Krumey is suspected of being responsible for the deportation of 400,000 Hungarian Jews, many of whom died in gas chambers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3JAWENQDC5YLXQQ7ZJGOPUVCY
    Media URN:
    VLVA3JAWENQDC5YLXQQ7ZJGOPUVCY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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