Tamir says kastner sold his soul to becher saved his

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Tamir says Kastner sold his soul to Becher, saved his family on the train, etc. When Becher went around the concentration camps in the last days of the war to try and convince the camp commanders not
to kill the Jews he had with him an associate of Kastner and when Becher tries to disappear and is caught by the Americans he hands over all of the money to Kastner’s associate The American army unit that arrests him takes the money (8 million swiss francs) but when it was returned to the Jewish world there was $50,000 of currency left. Where had it all gone?Tamir makes accusation of Becher and Kastner in regard to this moneyAt the end of the trial Halevy exonerates Gruenwald, charges him small fine and basically says that Kastner sold his soul to the devilGovernment fell and new elections were held in 1956 over this issue, Haim Cohn insists on taking the case to the supreme court where the whole thing will be tried over againIn January 1957 the trial begins a second time in the supreme court As the trial was beginning a survivor of the Hungarian Jews assassinated Kastner in the streets of Jerusalem In January 1958 the supreme court exonerates Kastner, criticizes Halevy and overturns the conclusions, and the issue still arouses discussion and debate in Israel May 1960, a few years after the supreme court decision, Ben-Gurion announces that Israeli intelligence agents had captured Eichmann in Buenos Aires and that he had been brought to IsraelEichmann as the epitome of evil associated with the Holocaust, to know that he was in Israel was a very big thingSerious legal issue- what right does Israel have to try Eichmann whose crimes were committed even before the state was created and what right does Israel have to kidnap someone who was in Argentina legally, Argentinean government recalled their ambassador April 1961 Eichmann trial began, Israel court try on behalf of the Jewish people In early 1960s there had been major shift in public attitudes towards the holocaust, people no longer looked at the survivors as having been passive, a lot more was known and Ben-Gurion consciously uses Eichmann trial as an educational tool
Trial was broadcast live on the radio, hundreds of journalists from around the world, leading newspaper story for months on end, over 100 witnesses gave evidence at the trial, and for the first time young Israelis were exposed to details of the holocaust that were not generally known Israeli government intentionally uses Eichmann trial as a way of educating young Israelis about what happened and letting them learn the lesson why Israel needs to be tough and strongIt has been said that this was a show-trial for a state organized circus (most radical comments that have been made), Hannah Arendt wrote such thingsHis only defense was that he was following orders and nobody

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