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Collection Lavine Collection of Eichmann Materials
Title Eichmann 'Killer At The Desk'
Accession number 2015.2
Catalog Number 2015.2.55
Object Name Photograph
Description Eichmann 'Killer At The Desk.' A "desk murderer" - a man who order killings by signing an order, writing a note, or making a telephone call. That was how Adolf Eichmann was portrayed by prosecutor Gideon Hausner when the second week of his trial began here today (17-4-61). Mr. Hausner, beginning a 50,000-word statement, told the three-judge court there was evidence of only one murder committed personally by Eichmann, who is accused of the mass extermination of Jews. The victim was a Jewish boy who tried to steal from a fruit tree belonging to Eichmann in Budapest. Today's session began with the judges rejecting a defence plea that they had no right to try Eichmann and that they were prejudiced. The presiding judge Mr. Justice Landan, said the memory of the wartime holocaust stirred every Jew "but it is our duty to restrain these feelings when we sit in judgement on this case - and this duty we will keep." Then 55-year-old Eichmann was ordered to stand up in the bullet-proof glass dock to give his plea. With twitching lips, he ran through all fifteen charges in five minutes with a plea of "not guilty" to each.
PS: Prosecutor Hausner (on right of the picture with arm raised) today (17-4-61) gave the court a 50,000 word statement. 17-4-61
Subjects Eichmann, Adolf, 1906-1962
War crime trials
Date 1961 April 17
Print size 20.5 cm x 15.5 cm
Caption Eichmann 'Killer At The Desk'
Imagefile 005\2015255.JPG
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