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    JERUSALEM, Israel. May 1st: The first interruption in the trial of Adolf Eichmann occurred today?

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    JERUSALEM, Israel. May 1st: The first interruption in the trial of Adolf Eichmann occurred today when a man in the public gallery stood up and shouted "Bloodhound! Murderer!" as the court was listening to evidence about a train full of Jewish deportees.

    The evidence was being given by Polish-born Mr. Yaacov Gurfein. He had said that in January 1943 thirteen hundred Jews were forced into a goods which had been built to carry only forty people. When the train reached a junction they knew that if it turned right they would be on their way to Belsec, an extermination camp. The train did turn right. A few people broke out of the train but they were shot down by SS men with machine guns on the top of each carriage.

    During this evidence a man - a Hungarian-born Jew, Mr. Zvi Schaefer - stood up in the public gallery shouting to Eichmann, "Bloodhound! Murderer! All my family were called...." Guards had to struggle with him to get him to leave. He was led out, sobbing.

    Outside the court he said that his whole family had been on that train. Of about sixty relatives only four survived.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8RFEB40AV8Q26IGDZYU4V55M3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8RFEB40AV8Q26IGDZYU4V55M3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1961
    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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