LONDON (Dec. 17)
Leading British newspapers as well as prominent historians and experts on Nazism and anti-Semitism lauded the fairness of Israel’s conduct of the Adolf Eichmann case. The Times of London praised “the dignity and discipline” of the Israeli court, stating also that Israel’s “reaction” to the entire case has “won respect.” The Daily Express declared that Eichmann “cannot atone for his guilt.”
Hugh Trevor-Rope, Professor of Modern History at Oxford University, stated that the trial was “a landmark in the Jewish story.” Rev. James Parkes, who has spent many years in study of relations between Jews and Christians, observed that the trial and its outcome point to the “historic guilt” over anti-Semitism “which lies upon the whole of Christendom.” Lord Russell, of Liverpool, said it would be “a mistake” to hang Eichmann, declaring he should, instead, spend the rest of his days in prison.