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    THE ISRAELI COURT TRYING ADOLF EICHMANN WILL BE RECONVENED IN JERUSALEM ON DEC 11. THE?

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    CU VISNEWS REPORTER, INTERVIEW WITH GIRL (SOF STARTS HERE).
    SCU REPORTER SPEAKS TO MAN.
    SCU REPORTER SPEAKS TO GIRL.
    CU REPORTER SPEAKS TO RESTAURANT OWNER.

    (SPACING)
    LV REPORTER SPEAKS TO WOMAN JOURNALIST.
    CU REPORTER SPEAKS TO MAN.
    SV REPORTER SPEAKS TO ANOTHER MAN.

    Q: ISRAEL'S JUDGES SITTING IN JERUSALEM HAVE NOW PASSED SENTENCE ON ADOLF EICHMANN, AND HERE IS WHAT THE PUBLIC IN ISRAEL THINKS OF THAT SENTENCE. (FIRST PERSON) HERE WE HAVE, - WHAT IS YOUR NAME, PLEASE? A: GIVES NAME.
    Q: HOW OLD ARE YOU? A: FOURTEEN.
    Q: AND WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SENTENCE ON ADOLF EICHMANN? A: HE KILLED MANY JEWISH PEOPLE, SO HE SHOULD DIE FOR IT.

    Q: (SECOND PERSON) WELL, NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE DEATH SENTENCE OF ADOLF EICHMANN? A: I THINK IT'S A VERY JUST SENTENCE INDEED.
    Q: AND WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FEELINGS IF HE WERE TO APPLY TO THE PRESIDENT TO MAKE HIS SENTENCE COMMUTED? A: I BELIEVE THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULDN'T HEAR OF IT. HE SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY SHOT.

    Q: (THIRD PERSONS) AND WHAT IS YOUR NAME, PLEASE? A: GIVES NAME.
    Q: AND HOW OLD ARE YOU? A: SIXTEEN-AND-A-HALF.
    Q: ARE YOU STILL STUDYING? A: YES.
    Q: AND TELL ME, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE DEATH SENTENCE PASSED ON ADOLF EICHMANN? A: I THINK IT WAS COMING TO HIM BECAUSE JUST AS HE KILLED MANY PEOPLE, HE SHOULD BE KILLED HIMSELF; BECAUSE HE REALLY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS, I THINK.
    Q: WHAT DO YOU MEAN EXACTLY BY 'NOT KNOWING WHAT IT WAS'? A: WHEN HE KILLED MANY PEOPLE I DON'T THINK HE KNEW WHAT IT WAS TO KILL THEM; AND NOW HE, HIMSELF, BEING KILLED, WILL SHOW HIM WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT MEANS.
    Q: THANK YOU.

    Q: (FOURTH PERSON) AND WHAT IS YOUR NAME, PLEASE? A: GIVES NAME.
    Q: AND WHAT DO YOU DO? A: I AM THE OWNER OF THE CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT.
    Q: PERHAPS YOU CAN TELL US, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE DEATH SENTENCE PASS ON ADOLF EICHMANN? A: I THINK...I BELIEVE SINCERELY THAT THE DECISION WAS THE RIGHT ONE. HOWEVER, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL COMMUTE THE DEATH SENTENCE TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, IN ORDER TO GIVE PRIDE TO THE JEWS, THE WORLD OVER, SHOWING THAT WE KNOW HOW TO SHOW MERCY TO A MAN WHO HAS REALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR MURDERING MILLIONS.
    Q: HAD YOU BEEN THE JUDGE, WOULD YOU HAVE MADE THE SAME DECISION? A: I WOULD, IF I WAS THE JUDGE, I WOULD MAKE THE SAME DECISION. HOWEVER, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PRESIDENT COMMUTE IT TO LIE IMPRISONMENT. HE DESERVED TO DIE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SHOW MERCY.
    Q: THANK YOU.

    Q: (FIFTH PERSON) WHAT IS YOUR NAME, PLEASE? A: GIVES NAME.
    Q: AND WHAT DO YOU DO? A: I AM A JOURNALIST.
    Q: NOW TELLS ME, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SENTENCE PASS ON EICHMANN? A: WELL, I CERTAINLY THINK THAT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN HANGED, BECAUSE THE CRIMES HE COMMITTED HAVE NO PUNISHMENT POSSIBLE OTHERWISE THAN HANGING. AND I THINK THAT, WELL, EVERYBODY WILL AGREE WITH ME. I KNOW THAT THERE WERE PEOPLE WHO SAID THAT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN HANGED BECAUSE THAT WILL PROVOKE MORE ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE WORLD AS REGARDS THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES THERE, BUT I CERTAINLY THINK THAT THIS WAS A VERY WISE DECISION.

    Q: (SIXTH PERSON) AND WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SENTENCE PASSED ON EICHMANN? A: I THINK THAT THE SENTENCE WAS A VERY UNFAIR SENTENCE; AND THAT IN MY OPINION, THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN NO OTHER SENTENCE BUT DEATH.
    Q: BUT WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE HAD YOU BEEN THE JUDGE? A: THE ONLY THING THE JUDGE COULD HAVE DONE AFTER SITTING AND HEARING THE CASE WAS TO HAVE COMMITTED HIM IMMEDIATELY TO DEATH.
    Q: AND WOULD YOU HAVE AGREED, WERE YOU THE JUDGE,THAT HE WOULD BE ABLE TO APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT FOR A CHANGE OF SENTENCE? A: THIS, OF COURSE, IS ACCORDING TO LAW, THAT A MAN MUST BE GIVEN THIS RIGHT TO APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT. BUT I SHOULD THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD HAVE HAD THE STRENGTH AND COURAGE OF HIS CONVICTIONS OF IMMEDIATELY REFUSING SUCH A REQUEST.

    (SEVENTH PERSON) WOULD YOU TELL US SIR, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SENTENCE PASSED ON EICHMANN? A: OH, I WOULD SAY THAT I AM MORE THAN ASTONISHED ABOUT THAT SENTENCE. I AM RATHER SHOCKED BY THAT, BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT IT IS THE CRIMINAL LAW THAT HAS TO HAVE THE RESOURCE TO DECIDE THE RIGHT WAY. AND THE RIGHT WAY WOULD BE A DEATH SENTENCE, BECAUSE TO DO IT OTHERWISE MEANS CONTEMPT OF LAW, BECAUSE WE MUSTN'T FORGET THAT TO PUNISH - THE BEST PUNISHMENT, PARADOXICALLY - IS NOT TO PUNISH THE CRIMINAL, BUT TO PREVENT THAT CRIMINAL FROM DOING ANY LIVING IN THE FUTURE DAYS.

    SOFInitials EHR/V/AW/PG/FG (EDITORS: THE SOF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ARE TO BE CUT ACCORDING TO THE VERDICT - DEATH SENTENCE, OR OTHERWISE. IN THIS PROD, THEY COVER BOTH EVENTUALITIES)

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    Background: THE ISRAELI COURT TRYING ADOLF EICHMANN WILL BE RECONVENED IN JERUSALEM ON DEC 11. THE CASE AGAINST EICHMANN - CHARGED WITH MURDERING MILLIONS OF JEWS IN EUROPE DURING WORLD WAR TWO - BEGAN IN APRIL. BY THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST, THE PROSECUTION AND DEFENCE HAD BOTH PRESENTED THEIR CASES. SINCE THEM, THE THREE JEWISH JUDGES HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY EXAMINING THE MASS OF EVIDENCE.
    IN THE NEAR FUTURE, EICHMANN WILL BE MOVED TO JERUSALEM FROM THE FORTRESS PRISON AT JALAMEH, HEAR HAIFA, TO HEAR HIS FATE. DR. SERVATIUS, EICHMANN'S COUNSEL, SPENT THREE HOURS WITH HIM DEC. 4. HE IS PREPARING THE PLEA HE WILL MAKE TO THE COURT.
    DURING THE EVIDENCE, EICHMANN SAT IN THE BULLET-PROOF GLASS DOCK IN HE HEAVILY-GUARDED COURTROOM. HORRORS OF THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS WERE REVEALED... AND THE PEOPLE WHO DIED IN THEM. IN THE WORDS OF THE INDICTMENT, EICHMANN, THE SMART NAZI S.S. OFFICER, WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND THE JEWISH PEOPLES.
    SINCE THE COURT ADJOURNED, EICHMANN HAS BEEN READING AND WRITING IN HIS CELL. HE HAS BEEN SLEEPING AND EATING WELL. BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY HE IS REPORTED TO BE IN BETTER SHAPE NOW THAT AT THE END OF THE TRIAL PROPER. HE THEN LOOK STRAINED.
    WHAT DO PEOPLE IN JERUSALEM THINK OF THE VERDICT? A VISNEWS REPORTER TALKED TO SOME OF THEM IN THE STREETS...

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    Film ID:
    VLVACI3RWRM38AR6IE6HU8AOVNF99
    Media URN:
    VLVACI3RWRM38AR6IE6HU8AOVNF99
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:04:00
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    N/A
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    JERUSALEM: EICHMANN TRIAL AND INTERVIEWS ON VERDICT.

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