Friday, 18 June 2010
One of the best ever examples of lying under oath
From the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann, held in Israel. Leon Wells, the prosecution witness, claims he worked in the "Death Brigade", the Sonderkommando 1005, at the Janowska camp in Poland
Questioner: Mr. Hausner, Attorney General
Answerer: Leon Wells, Prosecution Witness
Q. Were you fed while you were working? Did you get any food?
A. We got a lot of food.
Q. Where did you eat? Amongst the corpses?
A. On the corpses.
Q. On the corpses themselves?
A. Yes, on the corpses.
Q. Now, when you went to work in the morning and came back in the evening, you say you had to sing?
A. We had to make up songs and sing while we were going to work, and also the Brandmeister (fire chief) would march in front, he was clothed like a devil; he had a special uniform with a hook in his hand and we had to march after him and sing. Afterwards we were also joined by an orchestra which would play as we sang and accompany us on our march to work.
Trial Transcript, read it and disbelieve it:
Posted by The Black Rabbit of Inlé at 23:27