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The Eichmann Trial Themes

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The need for a fair trial

The need for a fair trial dictated a great deal of activity prior to the actual beginning of the trial. It's noted that the various players who were arranging for the trial spent a lot of effort trying to be sure that the trial's setting, judges and attorneys were capable of facing the task and would be viewed by the world as being impartial. Hausner became the prosecuting attorney because it was in his capacity as attorney general to do so. The question of who would defend Eichman became much more difficult to answer. Germany would typically have paid for Eichmann's defense attorney because he was once a German citizen. However, Germany sought to distance itself from the case and left Israel paying for both Eichmann's prosecution and his defense. There was a tribunal to hear the case. The judge who would normally...

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