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Israelis Pleased with World Reaction of the Execution of Eichmann

June 4, 1962
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The Government has, as yet, made no decision on what to do with Adolf Eichmann’s long diary, which he wrote during his incarceration and trials in this country, it was learned today. Eichmann’s German counsel, Dr. Robert Servatius, had requested that the Eichmann writings be turned over to him as Eichmann’s “family property” which, the lawyer indicated, would be published.

The diary is separate from Eichmann’s last will, which was turned over to Dr. Servatius. In the will, it was stated here, the Nazi had made various provisions for disposition of his property and for the disposal of his remains, in case of execution. He preferred that his body be cremated and the ashes divided into four parts–one part to be given to his family, three other parts to be buried, respectively, in Germany, Austria and Argentina. However, the ashes were taken in a police boat to sea and scattered in the Mediterranean outside Israeli waters.

The Israeli Ministry of Justice has begun today preparing for publication the vast amount of documentary, evidentiary and other materials accumulated in connection with and during the long Eichmann trials and appeals. The full record will appear not only in Hebrew but also in English and, possibly, in the German language.

Israelis were pleased to learn that world reaction to the execution of Eichmann was favorable, and that the hanging of the ex-Nazi was approved by the press in practically all countries.

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