Israel: Jews for Trucks

At times last week, not Defendant Adolf Eichmann but Britain and its war time allies seemed on trial.

Heavy Burden. On the witness stand appeared ruddy-faced, voluble Joel Brand, 55. In 1944 Brand was a leader of the Jewish community in Budapest. Eichmann summoned him. offered to exchange 1,000,000 Jews for 10,000 winterized trucks to be supplied by the U.S. or Britain. Eichmann promised that the trucks would be used only against the Russians. Dumfounded. Brand asked who would believe in such a fantastic offer. Replied Eichmann pompously: "A German officer keeps his word." Furthermore. Eichmann promised to release 100,000...

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