Israel: No Time to Waste

The government of Israel last week executed Adolf Eichmann with all deliberate speed.

His day in court had lasted four months; after he was found guilty of "contributing" to the Nazi mass murder of 6,000,000 Jews, his appeal of the verdict was considered for nine weeks by the Israeli Supreme Court, and then denied, with the remark that even death was not an adequate penalty for Eichmann. As a last recourse, Eichmann made a personal plea for clemency to Israel's President Izhak Ben-Zvi. Within 34 hours a prison commissioner told Eichmann that his...

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