• Short Summary

    One hour after Israeli Premier, David Ben Gurion, had announced to the Knesset, May 23, that Adolf Eischmann, had been arrested by security men, officials at the Yad Veshem Martyrs and Heroes Memorial Organization - were hard at work assembling all possible evidence for Eichmann's trial, scheduled for September.

  • Description

    One hour after Israeli Premier, David Ben Gurion, had announced to the Knesset, May 23, that Adolf Eischmann, had been arrested by security men, officials at the Yad Veshem Martyrs and Heroes Memorial Organization - were hard at work assembling all possible evidence for Eichmann's trial, scheduled for September.

    The Yad Veshem organization was created to constitute the Central Archives of Jewry - relating cases of the sic million Jews put to death under the Hitler regime during the war. It has comprehensive files and photographs of Nazi war criminals. Israeli police have announced that they will not permit photographs of Eichmann, now or later.

    According to one report the Israeli intelligence service follow up 100 "tips" before finding Adolf Eichmann and identifying his from a photograph in the possession of a woman friend. It said the hunt was started by Mr. Asher Ben-Nathan, now director-general of the Defence Ministry, when he was acting for the Jewish underground organization "Hagana" at the end of the war.

    Israel officials have dismissed reservations expressed by friendly western diplomatists in Tel Aviv about jurisdiction in the case of Adolf Eichmann, The legal authorities stated that Israel law clearly empowered them to try Eichmann before an Israel court. A member of the Prime Minister's staff said that Mr. Ben Gurion had been motivated not by political factors but by the "historic concept" of the matter.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB5G4EYEFDKUGI66F1R0UN809Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5G4EYEFDKUGI66F1R0UN809Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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