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Eichmann Trial May Not Be Held This Year, Israel Police Chief Says

July 13, 1960
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Commander Avraham Selinger, director of Israel’s sixth police bureau which is assembling data for the trial of Adolf Eichmann, expressed the opinion here today that the trial of Hitler’s mass murder specialist would not be held this year.

The police official came to London in the first of a series of visits to European cities seeking data for the trial. He said that Eichmann’s crimes were committed in Europe and “therefore I have come to Europe to collect whatever evidence I can.”

Declaring that it was difficult to specify when the Eichmann trial would take place, the police official added: “I would say the trial will not be held this year–perhaps in 1961.” Commander Selinger spent Wednesday at the Wiener Library which contains one of the largest collections of files and photographs on the tragedy of European Jewry in the world.

He said he had seen Eichmann only a few days ago and that the Nazi criminal was impassive but cooperative. “He talks a lot and writes a lot,” Selinger said. He smilingly evaded questions about the exact location of the jail in which Eichmann is being detained. “This is still a matter of security, not only as far as the outside world is concerned but also for Eichmann’s own security,” he stated.

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