"With me are six million accusers"(Gideon Hausner) - The Eichmann Trial in Jerusalem
About the Exhibition
“With Me Here are Six Million Accusers” the title taken from the trial’s chief prosecuting attorney Gideon Hausner’s opening statement, is a travelling exhibition prepared by Yad Vashem to address the capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the key architects of the Holocaust.
The exhibition focuses on visual aspects of the event, based on replicas of unique items found in Yad Vashem’s collections, the National Archive, and the National Photographic Collection: documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, artifacts and works of art. On display is original footage from the filming of the trial, and additional media production, to allow visitors to get a sense of the trial as it occurred in the historic Beit Ha’am. The exhibition's chapters present Eichmann as the Nazi officer, Eichmann the fugitive criminal hiding in Argentina, and then – the core of the exhibition – Eichmann the accused in the glass booth in Jerusalem. The design element of the exhibition stresses the "court case nature" of its chapters: Eichmann’s persona and actions during the war; Eichmann’s capture by the Mossad; Preparing the prosecution’s case by Police Unit 06; and the trial itself and it’s many facets.
The last chapter of the exhibition sheds light on the impact and insights of the trial, as a result of which Israeli society and the international community were transformed with regard to their attitude towards the survivors and the Shoah.
Available Languages: English, German
Curator: Yehudit Shendar, Deputy Director and Senior Art Curator, Yad Vashem Museums Division
Associate Curator: Tal Kobo
Historical Advisor: Gideon Greif
Designer: Design Mill