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Eichmann’s Lawyer Plans Appeal to Israel President for Clemency

Adolf Eichmann was back in his cell in a prison near Tel Aviv. His defense attorney, Dr. Robert Servatius, who left this weekend for Germany, said prior to his departure that the one-time Gestapo colonel “has no chance” of having his death sentence annulled by an appeals tribunal.

The attorney said he would appeal to President Ben-Zvi for clemency if the appeals tribunal upholds the judgment and sentence. He also said that at the same time he would ask West Germany to demand Eichmann’s extradition so that he might be tried by German courts. The attorney admitted this was not likely.