Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi war criminal who was sentenced to hang by the Jerusalem District Court last December for his role in the mass killing of 6,000,000 Jews in Europe, will attend the hearings opening Thursday on his appeal against the sentence, it was reported here today.
It is uncertain, however, whether Eichmann will be allowed to make any additional statement before the appeal tribunal which consists of Justice Yitzhak Olshan, president of the Supreme Court, and four other Supreme court justices.
While the presence of an accused is usually unnecessary during an appeal, the Court has apparently decided in favor of a request by Defense Counsel Robert Servatius that Eichmann be permitted to appear and answer questions.
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