Incredible Historic “The Trial of Adolf Eichmann 1961” Original TYPE I Photo PSA/DNA

The 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann was a landmark event in the history of Holocaust justice. Eichmann, a key architect of the Holocaust, was captured by Israeli Mossad agents in Argentina in 1960 and brought to Israel to stand trial. The trial began on April 11, 1961, in Jerusalem and was the first televised trial in history, bringing the horrors of the Holocaust to a global audience.

Key Points About the Trial:

  1. Charges: Eichmann faced 15 charges, including crimes against humanity, war crimes, and membership in criminal organizations (the Gestapo, the SD, and the SS). The charges specifically related to his role in orchestrating the logistics of the mass deportation of Jews to extermination camps.
  2. Prosecution: The chief prosecutor was Gideon Hausner, who sought not only to convict Eichmann but also to educate the world about the Holocaust. Hausner used extensive documentary evidence and eyewitness testimony to demonstrate Eichmann's pivotal role in the Final Solution.
  3. Defense: Eichmann's defense, led by attorney Robert Servatius, centered around the argument that he was merely following orders and was a small cog in the vast Nazi machinery. Eichmann portrayed himself as a bureaucrat who had no personal animosity towards Jews.
  4. Testimonies: The trial featured the testimonies of many Holocaust survivors, who recounted their harrowing experiences. These testimonies played a crucial role in painting a vivid picture of the atrocities committed and Eichmann's involvement.
  5. Verdict and Sentence: On December 15, 1961, Eichmann was found guilty on most counts. He was sentenced to death, and his appeal was rejected. Eichmann was hanged on June 1, 1962, marking the only civil execution ever carried out in Israel.

Offered is an original 8” x 10” photo of Nazi War Criminal Adolf Eichmann on trial in Israel testifying behind bullet-proof glass. Original Paper caption attached to the back along with Keystone Stamp. 

Historical photo from one of the saddest moments in World History, but justice would be served.

This is the photo that ran in newspapers all over the world (see copy of a paper that this ran in)

Encapsulated Authentic as a TYPE 1 photo by PSA/DNA

Item: 13563

Price: $2,495.00
Incredible Historic “The Trial of Adolf Eichmann 1961” Original TYPE I Photo PSA/DNA