Israel: Trial's End

Through three successive days last week, hoarse-voiced Prosecuting Attorney Gideon Hausner stretched out his final summation against Adolf Eichmann, whom he described as "more evil than Hitler." It was all a little anticlimactic. After listening to one more repetition of Eichmann's crimes, an Israeli spectator complained impatiently, "Why do we need all this? Every baby in Israel knows Eichmann is guilty."

But, determined that the rest of the world should not consider the four-month trial a "legal lynching by vengeful Jews." Prosecutor Hausner exhaustively reexamined every scrap of testimony Eichmann had...

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