• Short Summary

    IN RAMLEH PRISON OUTSIDE TEL AVIV, JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON JUNE 1, EICHMANN WAS HANGED FOR HELPING TO ORGANISE THE LIQUIDATION OF OVER SIX MILLION JEWS UNDER THE HITLER ADMINISTRATION.

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    IN RAMLEH PRISON OUTSIDE TEL AVIV, JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON JUNE 1, EICHMANN WAS HANGED FOR HELPING TO ORGANISE THE LIQUIDATION OF OVER SIX MILLION JEWS UNDER THE HITLER ADMINISTRATION.

    NEWS OF THE EXECUTION REACHED MILLIONS OF ISRAELIS IS BANNER HEADLINES IN THEIR MORNING PAPERS. THEY READ THAT SOON AFTER THE EXECUTION THE ASHES OF THE FORMER NAZI COLONEL WERE SCATTERED AT DAWN SOMEWHERE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, CARRIED OUTSIDE ISRAEL'S WATERS BY A POLICE BOAT.

    ALL THE NEWSPAPERS CARRIED THE LAST WORDS OF EICHMANN, AS REPORTED BY A PARTY OF JOURNALISTS PRESENT AT THE EXECUTION: "LONG LIVE GERMANY, AUSTRALIA AND THE ARGENTINE. I HAD TO OBEY THE LAW OF WAR AND MY FLAG."
    EICHMANN THE NAZI, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE "FINAL SOLUTION OF THE JEWISH QUESTION", HAD EARLIER SUBMITTED A PLEA FOR MERCY TO THE ISRAELI PRESIDENT. HIS WIFE, VERA HAD ALSO APPEALED FROM GERMANY AND A BROTHER HAD CABLED ON BEHALF OF OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY: "WE BEG YOUR EXCELLENCY TO PARDON OUR BROTHER". PRESIDENT BEN-ZVI'S ANNOUNCEMENT SAID: "THE PRESIDENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL HAS DECIDED NOT TO EXERCISE HIS PREROGATIVE TO PARDON OFFENDERS OR TO REDUCE THE SENTENCE IN THE CASE OF ADOLF EICHMANN".

    ONE OF THE LAST PEOPLE TO SEE THE CONDEMNED MAN WAS DR WILLIAM HULL, A CANADIAN MISSIONARY. HE SAID AFTER SEEING EICHMANN FOR 90 MINUTES: "HE FULLY REALISES THAT TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR HIM. HE HAS BECOME BITTER AND VERY DISCOURAGED ABOUT HIS CHANCES OF A REPRIEVE".

    EICHMANN, FORMER HEAD OF THE GESTAPO'S DEPARTMENT FOR JEWISH AFFAIRS, WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR PLAYING "A CENTRAL AND DECISIVE PART" IN THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NAZI PROGRAMME TO EXTERMINATE SIX MILLION EUROPEAN JEWS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6BBZ2HSU08J6WNWBJL11F3UOD
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BBZ2HSU08J6WNWBJL11F3UOD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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