The ISA holds a large collection of material related to the Eichmann trial, including files of the police interrogation and collection of evidence conducted by Bureau 06, court files from both the District Court and the Supreme Court, exhibits and other material submitted to the Court and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister’s Office files on the process of collecting testimony and exhibits and on world reaction to the affair. The files serve as an important resource for research not only on Eichmann and the trial but also on the Holocaust itself, and as a guide to other archives and sources of documentation.
Most of the material is available to the public.
Transcripts of the trial in English were published in book form and can be ordered from the Israel State Archives (please contact Ms. Leya Ben-Tsvi, email@example.com) or from the Nizkor project. The transcripts can be seen online in Hebrew on the website of the Ministry of Justice.
Files on the Eichmann trial are to be found in the following record groups:
The hearings in the Jerusalem district court (RG31), including exhibits from the trial.
The hearings in the Supreme Court (RG30)
Films of the Eichmann trial (RG145), audio recordings (RG146), cross examination of the witnesses, the verdict and the sentence.
Files from the Israel police (RG79) and particularly Bureau 06 on the interrogation of Eichmann, collection of evidence in various countries, witness statements, observers, a collection of terms in German, documents which were not included in the investigation.
Files from the Ministry of Justice and the State Attorney (RG74)including witness statements, discussion of the sentence, correspondence with Bureau 06, the appointment of a defence lawyer, other Nazi criminals, survey of the trial.
Foreign Ministry (RG130), Israel’s representations abroad (RG93) especially the mission in Cologne)
Prime Minister’s Office (RG43.3) letters from the public received by the prime minister’s bureau, files of the director-general, Teddy Kollek, etc
Files of President Izhak Ben-Zvi (RG105)
Collection of Judge Moshe Landau
Collection of Judge Yitzhak Olshan
Collection of Moshe Pearlman includes the manuscript of his book on the capture of Eichmann
Collection of Milton Fruchtman on the film coverage of the trial
You can also search for material on the trial in the Hebrew catalogue using the names of these bodies and the keyword “Eichmann trial” in Hebrew