Feb. 19, 1962 - Adolf Eichmann’s appeal of his conviction and death sentence will be heard by the Supreme Court in Jerusalem March 22, an announcement in Tel Aviv said today. Eichmann, a wartime Nazi officer, was condemned Dec. 15 by the District Court in Jerusalem. He was found guilty of seven counts of crimes against humanity, four of crimes against the Jewish people, and one war crime. The charges held him responsible for his role in the wartime murder of millions of Jews and others. It is understood that a panel of five justices will hear the appeal. Their ruling will be final except for the possibility of a commutation of sentence by the Prime Minister.
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