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Eichmann’s Lawyer Goes to Israel to Seek Extension of Appeal Time

Dr. Robert Servatius, Adolf Eichmann’s defense counsel, left for Israel today to seek an extension of the time limit granted to the former Gestapo colonel to appeal his death sentence.

Dr. Servatius said he felt that the 15-day period was not sufficient to enable him to go through the vast amount of evidence presented during Eichmann’s lengthy trial in Jerusalem last summer. Eichmann was convicted on all 15 counts of an indictment charging him with a key role in the wartime slaughter of 6,000,000 European Jews and sentenced on December 15 to death by hanging.