In 1961 former Nazi Adolf Eichmann is captured by Jewish agents and put on trial. American television producer Milton Fruchtman fervently believes that the trial with its witness accounts of Nazi atrocities should be televised to show the world the evils of the Holocaust and to combat any resurgence of Nazism and joins forces with black-listed director Leo Hurwitz. Despite death threats, reluctance to cooperate from several networks and even resistance from the Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion, who fears a 'show trial', the pair persist and move their cameras into the court-room. Edited daily and shown in some three dozen countries the 'Eichmann Show' becomes the first ever global television documentary.
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20 January 2015 (UK)
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Also Known As:
Adolf Eichmannin oikeudenkäynti
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Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD
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Did You Know?
In this film, Nicholas Woodeson
plays one of the Israeli camera operators in charge of filming the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews. In Conspiracy
(2001), Woodeson played SS Lt.Gen. Otto Hofmann, one of the individuals who planned the Final Solution to the Jewish Question during WWII. That was the plan that exterminated the Jews from Nazi-occupied Europe. See more
When Milton Fruchtman tells Leo Hurwitz that the judges have given permission for them to film the trial, Fruchtman wrongly quotes Adolf Eichmann's Nazi Party Membership Number as 889895, when in fact it is 899895. See more
I don't believe in monsters. But I do believe that men are responsible for monstrous deeds.
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