Video cassette produced by the Israel State Archives in collaboration firstname.lastname@example.org
Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes' Remembrance Authority; Stephen Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
The trial of Adolf Eichmann, previously a SS-Obersturmbannführer in charge of the deportation and extermination of entire Jewish communities in Europe, opened in April 1961 in the Jerusalem District Court. This video cassette is a compilation of testimonies from the trial which lasted ten weeks. The witnesses on the witness stand were in Jerusalem, but in spirit they were far away – in the village, the ghetto or the concentration camp. For more information about the trial, see the section on Files on the Holocaust at the ISA.
The English heard on the soundtrack is the trial's original simultaneous translation.
The testimonies included are those of:
Avraham Aviel – Radin, Poland
Meir Dworzecki – Vilna Ghetto
Abba Kovner – Vilna Ghetto
Joseph Melkman – Westerboerk camp, The Netherlands
George Wellers – Drancy camp, France
Yehiel "Katzetnik" Dinur – Auschwitz
Esther Goldstein – Auschwitz
Aviva Fleischmann – deported from Hungary
Alfred Oppenheimer – Theresienstadt, Auschwitz
Academic advisor: Dr. Yaacov Lozowick, Yad Vashem
Producer: Vivian Stern-Wolcowicz, Stephen Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
VHS PAL, 45 minutes
Price: 55 NIS, reductions for students, members and pensioners of the Civil Service and libraries.
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