Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 585/1961 14.04.1961


01 Israel. SS - Obersturmbannführer Eichmann before the judge. Picture of Eichmann, his personal bow, his signature, big. KZ-images (archive), writing about war merit cross 1st class, look over Israel, prison, police and military stripes of the courtroom with the bullet-proof cabin for Eichmann patrolling in front of the building.

02. Bonn. Chancellor Adenauer on his way to the United States. Aircraft hangar, many viewers, Adenauer welcomed some Cabinet members, among the guests Carlo Schmid. Adenauer pours a bottle of sparkling wine on the pulpit of the aircraft. Erhard among the spectators. Launching Boeing, long setting.

03. England. Test pilot Award for newcomer. Standing fitters on the runway, aircraft launches vertically, flies and lands. The test pilot Brock-Smith receives award. Large pilot.

04. Liege. Princess Paola country people underground. Mine with shaft Tower in the background, cage goes in depth, Prince. Paola in mine suit underground. Population is running up to see the Princess.

05. Belgium. Seaworthy wedding gift for the Royal couple. King Baudpuin and Queen Fabiola, great. Fishing boat, geflaggt over the top, totally phasing-out.

06. Italy. New creation of hair fashion: the Vesuvius line. Two models of the new line of Vesuvius, "smoking heads".

07. Hamburg. Cost-saving Assembly cars for Glaziers. New fruit warehouse in Hamburg, the roof is glazed, car on rubber wheels the glass roof, the car from inside seen from the Hall.

08th Bavaria. Reflector for two - and four-legged friends. A collection of reflectors for pedestrians. Armbands, reflectors for bicycles, young lady reflectors attached to the hem of the skirt, pedestrian without reflector on dark Street, pedestrians with reflectors on the dark road, ox and farmer by Reflector marks on road immediately.

09 CSR. Self-service also when receiving wages, Hall total, workers can hand over their wages, accountant sets bundle bills on a table, the workers themselves, take what they get.

10 Austria. The robot as a subservient spirit. Engineer Claus Scholz, large, for remote control of robot, robot pours big flowers, feet, helps women's coat, the door stops, head large.

11 Schleswig. Train conductor as gatekeepers. Drivers in his cab. Road with Rails and barriers, platoon leader gets out, closes the barriers, waiting cars outside the barrier, passing trains, barriers are turned up, platoon leader is running behind his train ran.

12 Rotterdam. Model railway connection through walls. Modern terraced houses, very large installation for model railways, railway passes three attic through holes in the wall. Open shed, pull locomotives.

13 Dortmund. Peter Müller before and after his fight against Saed. Interview with P. M. in the sickbed (archive). Scenes from the boxing match. P. M. will be carried out on the shoulders of his supporters. Saed WINS. Interview with P. M. after the fight (original sound)

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Adenauer, Konrad ; Baudouin I. von Belgien ; Brock-Smith ; Eichmann, Adolf ; Erhard, Ludwig ; Fabiola von Belgien ; Paola von Belgien ; Schmid, Carlo ; Scholz, Claus ; Müller, Peter ; Schöppner, Erich


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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 585/1961

Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)

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Start point 7 m Eichmann process/I, Israel camera: Pahl, Woskowitz origin: Polkronika Adenauer's departure after d. United States test pilot f. whiz-kid, Engld.
Origin: Pathé news Baudouin + Fabiola mine origin: Belgavox Prince. Paola mine origin: Belgavox. Hair fashion "Vesuvius line" origin: SEDI mounting car f. Glaser, Hbg. camera: Rieck reflector camera: o Connor Selbstbedieng. b. wage receive origin: State robots as servants origin: Austria train conductor as gatekeepers camera: dch o Connor, fire model railway. Walls origin: Polygoon Peter Müller in bed origin: archive boxes P. Müller/Erich Schöppner Interview with Peter Müller camera: reason, ice man, Seib final brand 3.1 m

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60-Year Anniversary of the Beginning of the Eichmann Trial (April 11, 1961)

Sixty years ago, the sensational trial of Adolf Eichmann began in Jerusalem. As head of the "Judenreferat" IV B 4 in the "Reichssicherheitshauptamt" (Reich Security Main Office), Eichmann was responsible for handling the deportation of millions of Jews in the Third Reich. After the end of World War II the former SS-Obersturmbannführer goes hiding in Argentina. There he is tracked down by Mossad and abducted to Israel. Although the United Nations Security Council criticizes the action, most members recognize the Jewish state's special prerogative to bring one of the leading coordinators of the Holocaust to justice.

In February 1961, after a nine month investigation, Israeli Attorney General Gideon Hausner brings charges on 15 counts, including "crimes against the Jewish people," "crimes against humanity," "war crimes," and "membership in a criminal organization." On April 11, 1961, the main proceedings against Eichmann begin before the Jerusalem district court.

Over the course of 114 sessions, thousands of documents are presented and over one hundred witnesses are called. Above all, the harrowing testimonies of concentration camp survivors make the persecution and extermination of European Jews known to the general public for the first time thanks to global reporting. For the first time in the process of coming to terms with the crimes committed by the Nazis, a trial is not only followed in the print media, but broadcast internationally on radio and television. Some 500 correspondents are covering the trial from Jerusalem, including the philosopher Hannah Arendt, who coins the term "banality of evil" in her book Eichmann in Jerusalem.

Having only acted on orders, the 55-year-old defendant insists on his legal innocence, but admits human complicity by participating in the deportations.

The trial ends on December 15, 1961 with the death sentence, which is carried out six months later after confirmation by the appeals court.

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