The Trial of Adolf Eichmann – Who’s Who at the Trial

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Who’s Who at the Eichmann Trial
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Under Israeli law, three Judges would preside over the Eichmann case.

  1. Presiding Judge Moshe Landau
    – 49 at trial of Eichmann
    – Supreme Court Justice appointed President of Jerusalem District Court; had served in magistry and 5 years on the District bench
    – Emigrated to Palestine in 1933

  2. Judge Benjamin Halevi
    – 51 at trial of Eichmann
    – “a dark, handsome man, with tints of gray in a thick cluster of hair that often fell forward in a boyish cowlick. He seemed amiable and mile-mannered, hiding a sharp mind behind an utterly bland expression.” (Pearlman, p.96)
    – Regular President of the Jerusalem District Court, next in seniority to Landau
    – Tried 1952 Kastner verdict in Israel (re: war crimes in Hungary)
    – Emigrated to Palestine in 1933
    – Received Doctorate of Law -magna cum laude- from University of Berlin
    – Questioned Eichmann in German

  3. Judge Yitzhak Raveh
    – 55 at trial of Eichmann
    – President of the Tel Aviv District Court
    – Emigrated to Palestine in 1933
    – Received Doctorate of Law from both the Berlin and Halle Universities in Germany
    – Served as Magistrate in Berlin before emigrating
    – Questioned Eichmann in German


The Prosecution

  • Gideon Hausner
    – 46 at trial of Eichmann
    – Head of Eichmann prosecution
    – Attorney General representing the State of Israel

  • Gavriel Bach
    – 34 at trial of Eichmann
    – Assistant prosecutor at trial
    – Deputy State Attorney
    – Had been Ministry of Justice advisor to Police Bureau 06, so was most familiar with trial documents

  • Ya’akov Baror
    – 45 at trial of Eichmann
    – Assistant prosecutor at trial
    – Deputy State Attorney

  • Zvi Terlo
    – Deputy State Attorney

  • Jacob Robinson
    – 72 at trial of Eichmann
    – Advisor to prosecution


The Defense

  • Dr. Robert Servatius
    – 65 at trial of Eichmann
    – Attorney for the Defense
    – Former lawyer in Cologne
    – Defense lawyer for Fritz Sauckel, Reich Plenipotentiary for labor, at Nuremberg

  • Dieter Wechtenbruch
    – 29 at trial of Eichmann

  • Adolf Eichmann
    – the Defendant, accused of Crimes Against the Jewish People and Crimes Against Humanity



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