• Short Summary

    SOME 19 MONTHS AFTER HE WAS SEIZED IN BUENOS AIRES BY ISRAELI AGENTS, ADOLF EICHMANN, 55-YEAR-OLD FORMER SS COLONEL, ACCUSED OF THE EXTERMINATION OF MILLIONS OF JEWS DURING THE NAZI OCCUPATION OF EUROPE, WAS FOUND GUILTY BY THE JERUSALEM DISTRICT COURT, DECEMBER 11TH, ON ALL FOUR MAIN COUNTS OF THE INDICTMENT.

  • Description

    (DECEMBER 11, 1961) JERUSALEM , ISRAEL ( POOL )

    CU EICHMANN STANDS.
    LV JUDGES ENTER.
    SV JUDGES AND EICHMANN SIT DOWN.
    TV JUDGES.
    SV EICHMANN STANDS.
    TV JUDGES, SOF BEGINS IN HEBREW..JUDGEMENT BEGINS.
    SV EICHMANN BOWS TO JUDGE BEFORE SITTING.
    TV JUDGE SPEAKS.
    LV EICHMANN LISTENS.
    SV JUDGES..HEBREW SOF ENDS.
    TV JUDGES STAND UP.
    SV EICHMANN STANDS.
    TV JUDGES LEAVE.
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    Background: SOME 19 MONTHS AFTER HE WAS SEIZED IN BUENOS AIRES BY ISRAELI AGENTS, ADOLF EICHMANN, 55-YEAR-OLD FORMER SS COLONEL, ACCUSED OF THE EXTERMINATION OF MILLIONS OF JEWS DURING THE NAZI OCCUPATION OF EUROPE, WAS FOUND GUILTY BY THE JERUSALEM DISTRICT COURT, DECEMBER 11TH, ON ALL FOUR MAIN COUNTS OF THE INDICTMENT. THREE OUT OF THE FOUR CARRY THE DEATH PENALTY.

    MR JUSTICE LANDAU, PRESIDENT OF THE COURT, ENTERED THE COURT FOR THE 116TH SESSION OF THE TRIAL AND LOOKED TOWARDS EICHMANN, STANDING STIFFLY ERECT IN HIS BULLET-PROOF GLASS DOCK. IN EVEN TONES,THE PRESIDENT SPOKE IN HEBREW WHILE THE PUBLIC GALLERY,WHICH HAD FREQUENTLY REACTED ??? TO THE PROCEEDINGS DURING THE FOUR-MONTH TRIAL, WAS HUSHED. SAID JUSTICE LANDAU: "ACCUSED, THE COURT CONVICTS YOU OF CRIMES AGAINST THE JEWISH PEOPLE, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, WAR CRIMES, AND MEMBERSHIP IN HOSTILE ORGANISATIONS."
    THE THREE JUDGES TOOK TURNS READING THEIR FINDINGS AND EICHMANN HEARD A GERMAN TRANSLATION THROUGH EARPHONES. THE MORNING SESSION WAS DEVOTED ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY TO THE REASONING FOR THE COURT'S DECISION, UPHOLDING ITS JURISDICTION TO TRY EICHMANN, A NON-ISRAELI, FOR ACTS DONE OUTSIDE ISRAEL BEFORE THE STATE WAS ESTABLISHED. JUDGE HALEVY OBSERVED THAT THE NAZI CONSPIRACY HAD BEEN TO EXTERMINATE ALL JEWS. "TO ARGUE THAT THERE IS NO CONNECTION (BETWEEN THE STATE OF ISRAEL AND THE NAZI VICTIMS) IS LIKE CUTTING AWAY THE ROOT AND BRANCHES OF A TREE AND THEN SAYING TO THE TRUNK 'I HAVE NOT HURT YOU"."
    SENTENCE IS EXPECTED TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE END OF THIS WEEK AFTER THE FULL READING OF THE DETAILED JUDGEMENT AND THE FINAL ADDRESSES BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE DEFENCE COUNSEL. EICHMANN WILL ALSO BE OFFERED AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK BEFORE SENTENCE IS IMPOSED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEKSHBE8C43Q8VQF187JTGHTK1
    Media URN:
    VLVAEKSHBE8C43Q8VQF187JTGHTK1
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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