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Collection Lavine Collection of Eichmann Materials
Title "Migration Expert"
Accession number 2015.2
Catalog Number 2015.2.76
Object Name Photograph
Description "Migration Expert." Adolf Eichmann, charged with the murder of 6,000,000 Jews, spoke for 2 1/2 hours from his little glass cage as his defence opened on Tuesday -- three months after he first entered the dock. During his statement he described himself as "an expert on migration problems" and said that since both he and the Zionists were interested in emigration, he was himself sort of honorary Zionist. Eichmann refused to swear on the Bible, saying he did not belong to any church but that he believed in God and wished to swear by God. As he took the oath to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, he stood with his right arm raised. Photo shows: Eichmann tells the court that after being captured by Israeli agents in Argentina, he was fettered to a bed in Buenos Aires and forced to sign a statement. 22nd June 1961. Paul Popper Photo.
Subjects Eichmann, Adolf, 1906-1962
War crime trials
Date 1961 June 22
Print size 17 cm x 12 cm
Caption "Migration Expert"
Imagefile 005\2015276.JPG
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