Thursday marks the opening of “With Me Here Are Six Million Accusers: The Eichmann Trial in Jerusalem,” which will run through May 28 in the Visitors Lobby of the UN headquarters in New York. The first part of the title comes from the opening statement delivered by Eichmann’s chief prosecutor, Gideon Hausner, after the war criminal’s capture by Mossad agents in Argentina.
Hausner’s daughter, Tamar Hausner-Raveh, will attend the exhibit’s opening, as will Ron Prosor, Israel’s representative at the UN, and Yossi Peled, an Israeli general and Knesset member whose father was killed at Auschwitz.
Curated by Yad Vashem, the exhibit will be accompanied April 23 by a panel discussion at the UN, where speakers will include Peled, Elie Wiesel and Gideon Hausner’s son, Amos. Mark Ellis, the head of the International Bar Association, will examine the trial’s legal ramifications, as will Emory University historian Deborah Lipstadt, the author of “The Eichmann Trial.”
Next month marks the 50th anniversary of Eichmann’s execution in Israel.