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`Maximum Severity of Law' Faces
Eichmann, 'Whose Like Is Unkown in
All of Israel's History of Suffering'
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JERUSALEM—Adolf Eichmann, Gestapo "expert" on the Jewish
problem, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Magistrate's Court, to charges
of crimes against the Jewish people and crimes against humanity. He
was ordered held for 14 days.
Speaking in German, Eichmann told the court: "I am not responsi-
ble for the acts I am alleged to have committed according to the
charge sheet, and I shall -prove it in due course."
Diplomatic circles continued Tuesday to evince the greatest
interest in the case, particularly in view of the fact that the trial of
Eichmann may involve other personalities here and abroad who had
been associated with the work of rescuing Jews from the Nazis during
World War II.
The capture of Eichmann, dramatically disclosed in Parliament
Monday by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, continued to be the
major topic of discussion everywhere, as well as in Israel.
Tel Aviv Magistrate Emanuel Halevi, who issued the detention
order, said Eichmann seemed somewhat upset when he replied to the
charge that "I am not guilty."
The prisoner said he would like legal counsel, which authorities
said would be provided him.
Prison officials said that the Israel gallows had been destroyed
after capital punishment was abolished. If Eichmann is convicted and
sentenced to death, a new gallows will have to be built.
Magistrate Halevi said that Eichmann no longer had his heavy
black hair, being now almost bald. When his name was called, he stood
attentively and confirmed his identity. Replying to a question in
Hebrew, which was translated for him, he said he had nothing to tell
the court now but would like to have counsel for later stages of the
A special police investigations unit had been set up to rush
completion of the indictment and prosecution of Eichmann and to
bring him to trial at the earliest possible time.
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Nissim described the prisoner as a criminal
"whose like is unknown in all of Israel's history of persecutors. Hun-
dreds of thousands of the children of Israel who have been bereaved
and tortured by this oppressor look to the courts to judge him with
the maximum severity of the law."
The Yad Vashem, central agency for the collection
of data on the extermination of European Jewry,
established a special department to prepare a dossier
on Eichmann from its- archives to be placed at the
disposal of the Justice Ministry, for his trial. The files
include his autobiography and a facsimile in Eich-
mann's handwrting, as well as documents dealing with
his visit to Palestine in 1937 and his connection with
the former Mufti of Jerusalem:
With few details of the circumstances of Eich-
mann's capture being permitted publication, papers in
Tel Aviv published lead stories headlining a London
report that Eichmann had been seized in a South
American country. The name of the country was not
indicated. Eichmann was reported also to have been in
hiding in Egypt and in Kuwait. The circumstances of
Eichmann's transfer to Israel from wherever he was
captured also remained blacked out.
The Israeli Premier confined his announcement to
the following brief statement:
"A short time ago, one of the greatest of Nazi war
criminals. Adolf Eichmann, who was responsible, to-
gether With the Nazi leaders, for what they called the
`final solution of the Jewish question' — that is, the
extermination of 6,000,000 Jews of Europe—was found
by the Israel security services. Adolf Eichmann is
already under arrest in Israel, and will shortly be
placed on trial in Israel under terms of the law for the
trial of Nazis and their collaborators."
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German Bundestag Adopts
BONN, (JTA) — A bill fixing stiffer penalties in
the West German criminal code for persons convicted
of anti-Semitism or similar racist activities was passed
unanimously here by the Bundestag, lower house of
The so-called "anti-defamation" measure provides
a minimum sentence of three months' imprisonment,
or fines, for persons convicted of "instigating hatred
against parts of the population, inciting to violence,
slandering or defaming or maliciously making parts of
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