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March 17, 1961 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-03-17

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Key Figures in Eichmann Trial

Over half-a-million new cases
• of cancer
osed this
year,
nc- So-
—A high wire fence has been placed around the compound of the Beth H
m
ciety
(Peoples House) in Jerusalem, where Adolph Eichmann (inset), 55-year Id urg
former SS colonel, will be tried for master-minding the gas chamber murders
che
six million Jews in Germany during World War II. He has been a prisoner in
sade.

High Wire Guards Eichmann Trial Si

Israel since he was tracked down in Argentina a year ago.

Television of Eichman Trial Authorized by Israeli
Court; Civil Suit Plan of Nazi Victims Rejected

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)

Jewish clients persecuted by
JERUSALEM, (JTA) —Plans the Nazis.
The decision was based on a
to televise the proceedings of
the fourthcoming trial of Adolf ruling that under Israeli law,
Eichmann were authorized by civil suits cannot be heard dur-
the three-man tribunal who will ing a trial involving a possible
try the Nazi war criminal next death penalty for the defendant
Dr. Paul came to Jerusale
month. Defense consel Robert
Servatius had objected to the to argue his case for appeari
filming of the trial on the in the trial of the Gesta
grounds that it would interfere Colonel accused of directing t
murder of 6,000,000 Europe
with the proceedings.
In a decision handed down by Jews. Justice Minister Pinh
the president of the tribunal, Rosen refused to forward Dr.
Supreme Court Justice Moshe Paul's arguments to the Knes-
Landau, the court ruled that set.
The names of another sev-
"televising the court's delibera-
tions not only is not unfitting eral hundred Nazi war crim-
but may well serve important inals were reported Tuesday
values connected with the per- to have been transmitted to
formance of justice." In over- West German officials as
ruling the objection by the de- prosecutable under available
fense counsel, the Judges held evidence. T h e transmittal
that, when there is wide public brought to 2,000 the names
interest in a case, the publicity and files which have been
should be of a commensurate sent to West. Germany. _
nature.
The data was collected by the
T h e decision followed a war crimes department of • the
visit to the site by the three Yad Vashem, the documentation
judges, Justice Landau and center of the Nazi holocaust,
District Court Judges Binya- which has a file of 5,000 names.
Helevi and Yitzhak However, 3,000 of the Nazis
- Raveh. The court's ruling con- listed either lack complete doc-
cerned only the principle of umentation or are beyond
televising t Ii e proceedings, prosecution u n d e r the West
but did not concern the ques- German statute of limitations.
A former German engineer,
tion of whether exclusive
kinescope rights could be
now living in the United
given to Capital Cities Broad-
States, was reported here
casting Company, an Ameri-
Tuesday to be conducting a
can firm.
one-man campaign to bring to
David Landor, director of the justice Nazis who conducted
Government's Press Information atrocities at a f a c t or y in
Office, said the Capital Cities Zdolbunow in the Ukraine.
The engineer, Herman Gra-
firm was given exclusive rights
to the filming in order to en- ebe, now living in San Fran-
sure the widest possible distri- cisco, saved the lives of many
bution of the proceedings of the Jewish slave laborers working
trial, in view of its great moral at the Jung works.
The engineer sent a letter to
and educational importance. He
said the American firm would the Yad Vashem, the docu-
make the entire film and tape mentation center for the Nazi
available in full, without censor- holocaust, asking for informa-
ing or cutting the material. The tion about former inmates at
concessionaires, he said, were Zdolbunow who could testify
doing this as a public service against foreman Mac Schmale,
and would contribute all profits Police Sergeant Attinger, Otto
to a charity designated by the Koeler, the Jewish affairs com-
mi s sioner, and George Mar-
Israel Government.
„ It was learned that at the schall; identified as the Nazi
request of Latin American district commissioner.
broadcasting firms, the trial Exclusive Television Rights
proceedings would be made Secured by British Firm
(Direct JTA 'Teletype Wire
available daily in Spanish and
to The Jewish News)
Portuguese translations, in ad-
LONDON — Exclusive rights
dition to the official English, to televise the trial of Nazi
French and German translations Adolf Eichmann in Britain have
from the Hebrew. The daily pro- been obtained b y the Inde-
Ceedings will be fully recorded pendent - Television Network. It
"from gavel to gavel"- by cam- will make newsreels of the trial
ouflaged and noiseless equip- available to the British Broad-
inent which was. deinonstrated casting Corporation for inclu-
to the press today.
sion in news bulletins. The net-
Israeli officials Tuesday re- work, however, will put on
jected the application of Dr. special programs on the trial.
Friedrich Paul, an East Ger-
The arrangement was made
man attorney, to appear with the Cities Broadcasting
during the trial of Adolf Corporation, an American
Eichmann in a civil suit for , firm, which has obtained exclu-

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Three _prominent. figures in the April 11 trial of Nazi
criminal Ado Eichmann—from the left, Dr. Robert Serva-
tius e coun J 'tzhak Rave and Israel's Attor-
eneral Gid
ser—we
hotographed at a pre-trial
conference o
al procedure.

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