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Yad Vashem Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Eichmann Trial

Eichmann's Trial in Jerusalem

Execution of the Verdict

Tommy Lapid, Maariv paper journalist, 1961 Pressroom outside the courtroom, 1961 Closed circuit television in the pressroom, 1961 Pressroom outside the courtroom, 1961 Pressroom outside the courtroom, 1961 Pressroom outside the courtroom, 1961 Pressroom outside the courtroom, 1961

At the Ramla prison during the night between May 31, and June 1, 1962, Eichmann was executed by hanging. In his final moments, Eichmann expressed his unwavering love and loyalty to Germany and Argentina. After his body was incinerated, his ashes were scattered at sea outside Israeli territorial waters. At the conclusion of the process, jurists from all over the world, including some who had initially questioned Israel's right to judge Eichmann, noted the fairness shown by the judges and their strict adherence to the principle of a fair trial.

Throughout the trial, the proceedings were broadcast live by “Kol Yisrael” radio. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis, wherever they happened to be, either at home, in the street, at work, or school, listened attentively to the broadcasts, particularly to the testimonies of survivors. Hundreds of journalists came to Israel from every part of the world to cover the trial, which attracted the attention of the public worldwide.

The online exhibition was made possible through the generous support of:

Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany works to secure compensation and restitution for survivors of the Holocaust.

Since 1951, the Claims Conference - working in partnership with the State of Israel - has negotiated for and distributed payments from Germany, Austria, other governments, and certain industry; recovered unclaimed German Jewish property; and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism.