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The Eichmann Trial Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 4 Summary

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Chapter 4 Summary and Analysis

In chapter four, Eichmann was put in a glass booth in the theater of the Beit Ha'am for the opening of the trial. There were questions about languages because many countries wanted to cover the proceedings. Servatius opened with arguments that the trial was illegal because Eichmann had been kidnapped. He also argued that he couldn't call witnesses for Eichmann because those people would be arrested if they returned to the country. He also argued that the court didn't have jurisdiction over the crimes in question. Hausner took more than two days for his rebuttal. When he finished, media correspondents around the world commented, some saying that the trial would be fair despite previous concerns. The judges ruled that, as judges, they were routinely called on to put personal feelings aside and would do that for Eichmann's trial. When Eichmann was called on to enter...

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