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Collection Lavine Collection of Eichmann Materials
Title Report On Eichmann's Death
Accession number 2015.2
Catalog Number 2015.2.90
Object Name Photograph
Description The aging Eichmann - even during the trial he was protected by a bullet proof glass and armed guards to ensure that he died by judicial killing and not by a crazed patriot's gun.
Jerusalem, Friday. - Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi who organized the massacre of six million Jews, was hanged at midnight in Tel Aviv's Ramleh Prison. Four correspondents watched Eichmann die only a few hours after President Ben-zvi rejected his plea for mercy. A terse 26-word official announcement - "The president of the State of Israel has decided not to exercise his prerogative to pardon offenders or reduce sentences in the case of Adolf Eichmann" - sealed Eichmann's fate. Eichmann's final four-page plea, written by hand in his cell, failed to sway the President.
Subjects Eichmann, Adolf, 1906-1962
War crime trials
Middle East--Jerusalem
Date 1962 June 5
Print size 24 cm x 18 cm
Caption Report of Eichmann's Death
Imagefile 005\2015290.JPG
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