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Documentary - The Trial of Adolph Eichmann

 In 1961, the world watched the first televised courtroom trial as a Jerusalemcourt tried Nazi SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann for crimes against theJewish people. Eichmann's role in deporting the Jews of Europe to concentration camps made him the target of a fifteen-year manhunt by Israeli agents. His defense, like that of other Nazis, was that he was "just following orders."
Eichmann's trial was the first televised trial in the history of television. Israel's Prime Minister David Ben Gurion wanted to broadcast the trial to educate a generation that had come of age after World War II about the atrocities of theHolocaust. The trial was an emotionally explosive event that revealed for thefirst time to a shocked world audience the Nazi campaign to exterminate European Jewry.

One of the extraordinary aspects of the Eichmann trial is that no one knew very much about the Holocaust when the trial began. Holocaust survivors did not speak about their ordeals at the hands of the Nazis until the trial. To many, the Holocaust was unspeakable remembrance, but the trial was a catharsis, and people began to tell their tales. Gideon Hausner, Attorney General representing the State of Israel, called over 100 witnesses to the stand. The courtroom was packed. After an emotional 16 weeks, Eichmann was found guilty on all 15 counts of the criminal indictment against him. He was hanged, his body
was cremated, and his ashes were scattered in the Mediterranean Sea.


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