The Eichmann Trial Revisited

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Eichmann trial, the State Archives and Yad Vashem have uploaded to YouTube the films of the trial.

The Eichmann Trial Channel contains over 200 hours of trial sessions and a compilation of testimonies.

Eichmann’s trial on 15 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity opened on April 11, 1961; he was convicted on all counts and executed by hanging on May 31, 1962. Shortly after the execution, Eichmann’s body was cremated in a specially designed furnace. The next morning, June 1, his ashes were scattered at sea over the Mediterranean, beyond the territorial waters of Israel by an Israeli Navy patrol boat. This was to ensure that there could be no future memorial and that no country would serve as his final resting place.