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Israel Supreme Court Names Justices to Hear Eichmann’s Appeal

Justices Shimon Agranat, Moshe Silberg, Yoel Sussman and Alfred Witkon were named today by the Israel Supreme Court to hear the appeal by former Gestapo Col. Adolf Eichmann against his sentence of death for his key role in the Nazi wartime slaughter of 6, 000, 000 Jews in Europe.

Justice Itzhak Olshan, president of the Supreme Court, will preside at the hearings, which will open March 22. The proceedings, expected to last five days, will be held in Jerusalem’s Community Center where the Eichmann trial took place.