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Collection Lavine Collection of Eichmann Materials
Title How Israel Protected Eichmann From Private Vengance
Accession number 2015.2
Catalog Number 2015.2.27
Object Name Photograph
Description How Israel Protected Eichmann From Private Vengance. Ever since Adolf Eichmann was brought from the Argentine to Israel, to stand trial at Jerusalem for war-time mass murders, he has been guarded day and night by men dedicated to keeping him alive to face his trial. His maze-like prison near Haifa was specially built to prevent any attempts at private vengance. The cellar of a former British Army fort was turned into the tightest prison in the world, under the code name Camp Iyar. The sole entrance to the prison maze shown in this sketch leads through a guardroom which is occupied at all times by six armed policemen. Key to the diagram:
1) From the guardroom, a door, also guarded, leads into the outer guard alleyway.
2) In this three armed police stand guard day and night.
3) Here, in the inner alleyway, a further three armed police are posted.
4) Behind a thick concrete wall Eichmann's cell is situated
5) During the day, if Eichmann is not being interrogated, he sits at a plain table and writes continuously.
6) A guard watches him in his cell.
7) Through a latticed window two other guards watch Eichmann from the inner alleyway.
8) Eichmann's bed is placed in this inner alleyway surrounding his cell. At night this bed is brought into his cell.
9) The orderly officer sits in this alleyway. He keeps a log-book noting down everything Eichmann does.
10) He also operates the warning system.
11) The fresh air system.
On the eve of his trial, Eichmann has been moved to a steel-barred apartment in the court-house at Jerusalem. In court, he will stand in a bullet-proof covered dock. Nothing is being left to chance. 7.4.61
Subjects Eichmann, Adolf, 1906-1962
War crime trials
Date 1961 April 7
Print size 15.5 cm x 20.5 cm
Caption How Israel Protected Eichmann
Imagefile 005\2015227.JPG
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