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Eichmann Trial Done - Former Nazi Expects Death

Aug. 14, 1961 - The trial of Adolf Eichmann, which began April 11 and involved some of the most sickening testimony every heard in a courtroom, ended today. Eichmann was accused of a leading role in the murder of 6 million men, women and children during World War II. Judge Moshe Landau announced that the verdict would not be ready before November. The former Obersturmbannführer of the Gestapo, who sat ashen-faced and quiet in his glass cage during the final summation, picked up a brown folder form his desk and disappeared through the hidden door at the rear of the bullet-proof dock. He will not appear again until his day of judgment. Eichmann's chance of escaping the gallows is considered by most Israelis to be slender. Eichmann himself believes he will be hanged.


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