the kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner
That journey had covered 5,760 miles in fifteen hours—the longest flight ever taken by a commercial airliner at that time—in a plane stripped of its seats, its
galleys, and anything else deemed unnecessary, including passengers.
Shaul and Tohar were confident that they would reach Dakar, but they were also conscious that anything might happen to interfere with their plans. Over a thirteen- to fourteen-hour flight, slight
deviations could add up to create big problems.
solemn, strong voice he said, “I have to inform the Knesset that a short time ago one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals, Adolf Eichmann—who was responsible, together with the Nazi leaders, for what they called the ‘Final Solution of the Jewish Question,’ that is, the extermination of six million of the Jews of Europe—was discovered by the Israeli security services...."
so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
“When they had recovered from the
staggering blow,” an Israeli journalist later reported, “a wave of agitation engulfed the hearers, agitation so deep that its likes had never before been known in the Knesset.”
On December 15, 1961, Judge Landau asked Eichmann to rise, and delivered the sentence:
dispatch of each train by the accused to Auschwitz, or to any other extermination site, carrying 1,000 human beings, meant that the accused was a direct accomplice in 1,000 premeditated acts of murder...