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   At [Eichmann's] trial he recalled how, reaching the execution site
   in Minsk,

      There were the piles of dead people. They were shooting into the
      pit - it was a rather large one, so I was told, perhaps four to
      five times the size of this room, perhaps even six or seven
      times. I didn't think much about it because I could hardly
      express any thoughts about it - I only saw it and that was quite
      enough - they were shooting into the pit and I saw a woman, her
      arms seemed to be at the back; then my knees went weak and I
      went away." (Gilbert, 166-167)

                            Work Cited

   Gilbert, Martin. The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe
   during the Second World War. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,

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