Witness to the Holocaust: The Trial of Adolf Eichmann (1987)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Law & Crime, Military & War, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |  
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This documentary presents the evidence against Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann rose to power in the Nazi Party, in which he served as head of a special unit in charge of abducting and exterminating Jewish people. Eichmann implemented Hitler's "final solution to the Jewish question", which he deemed necessary for racial cleansing and the establishment of a pure, superior Aryan race. At the end of the war, Eichmann fled to Argentina. He was tracked down, and brought to Israel, where he stood trial for his savagery. The eyewitness accounts provided the world with its first view of this appalling event in history. He was found guilty, and hanged, on May 31, 1962.

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hanging, Holocaust, manhunt, Nazism, prosecutor, trial [courtroom], war-crimes