Jews in all the European countries and to
transport them to Germany. Eichmann was then very much impressed with
the fact that Romania had withdrawn from the war in those days.
Therefore, he had come to me to get information about the military
situation, which I received daily from the Hungarian . . . Ministry of
War and from the Commander of the Waffen-SS in Hungary. He expressed
his conviction that Germany had lost the war and that he personally
had no further chance. He knew that he would be considered one of the
main war criminals by the United Nations, since he had millions of
Jewish lives on his conscience. I asked him how many that was, to
which he answered that although the number was a great Reich secret,
he would tell me since I, as a historian too, would be interested and
that probably he would not return anyhow from his command in Romania.
He had, shortly before that, made a report to Himmler, as the latter
wanted to know the exact number of Jews who had been killed."It
was on that basis of this information, Sir, that I read the following
THE PRESIDENT: The Tribunal will adjourn now.
[A recess was taken until 1400 hours.]