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23.05.1961: Eichmann Trial – Session 48

On 23 May 1961, Perla Mark, the wife of the chief Rabbi of Czernowitz, Dr. Abraham Jakob Mark, testified in Jerusalem at the trial of war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Session 48 begins with the testimony from Perla Mark who describes the burning of the main synagogue in Czernowitz and the murder of Jews including her husband, the town’s chief rabbi. The testimony from Theodor Löwenstein follows. Löwenstein describes the physical measures against the Jews in Romania including the pogroms in Jassy, Bessarabia, and Bukovina. Löwenstein gives an account of the deportations from Czernowitz to the Transnistria and Bogdanovka camps. He also gives an estimate of the number of Romanian Jews that were exterminated.

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