LONDON (May. 24)
The chief British prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trials said today that the capture of Adolf Eichmann was “the successful conclusion” of a long search in the interests of Justice for the last major Nazi war criminal still alive.
Lord Russell of Liverpool told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that “this man (Eichmann) should be tried by a court for the many crimes he is accused of having committed. ” News of Eichmann’s arrest by Israel security forces continued to be a major news item in the British press today. A topic of discussion everywhere was where and how the Nazi official had been captured.
Hundreds of Jewish survivors of the Nazi concentration camps called the headquarters of Jewish organizations in London and volunteered to testify against Eichmann as the man who had ordered and directed their deportation to the camps.
A spokesman for the West German Government declared tonight that the Government would provide full legal aid to the Israel court which tries Adolf Eichmann.
The spokesman said that documents and witnesses from West Germany would be made available to the court. He added that the Government would not, as it has in other cases, provide free defense counsel to the defendant.
“We are gratified that the man who was one of the persons chiefly responsible for the extermination of Jews has been apprehended,” the spokesman said.