JERUSALEM (Apr. 26)
The arrangements by which a Winnipeg-born Jerusalem pastor has become spiritual advisor to Adolf Eichmann were undertaken by the clergyman at the suggestion of the Israeli Ministry for Religious Affairs, it was disclosed today.
The Rev. William H. Hull, who visited the condemned Nazi in his jail cell twice this month, said he planned to see him regularly in the future but that the dates of future visits would be kept secret. Rev. Hull undertook to be Eichmann’s spiritual advisor at the Nazi’s request.
(In Winnipeg, it was reported today that Rev. Hull had written a letter to relatives there, describing Eichmann as “the hardest man I ever saw” and as one who “seems unconscious of any wrong-doing.”)
Rev. Hull, a Pentecostal Minister who established the non-denominational Zion Christian Mission in Jerusalem in 1935, contacted Dr. Robert Servatius, Eichmann’s West German defense counsel, at the start of the Nazi’s trial in April 1961, expressing willingness to talk with Eichmann if the Nazi were willing. Last month, Eichmann told Dr. Servatius he would like to meet the pastor.
The pastor’s wife served as interpreter during the two sessions. Conversations were carried on over microphones and earphones through a hugh glass sheet in the cell where Eichmann is awaiting the outcome of his appeal.