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Operation Finale stamp launched at Beit Hatfutsot

28.02.2012

Operation Finale stamp launched at Beit Hatfutsot Opening


A new stamp commemorating the Mossad capture of Adolf Eichmann was launched at the February opening of the Beit Hatfutsot exhibition “Operation Finale: The Story of the Capture of Eichmann”.  The stamp, designed by Liat Dessau, and produced by The Israel Philatelic Service, features a drawing by Miron Sima depicting the accusing finger of Gideon Hausner, the Attorney General of Israel at the time of the Eichmann trial and trial prosecutor. Miron Sima was the exclusive portrait artist during the trial. The drawing appears courtesy of the Museum of Art collection, Ein Harod, and relates to the words spoken by Hausner at the trial:


“When I stand before you, oh judges of Israel, to lead the prosecution of Adolf Eichmann, I do not stand alone. With me here are six million accusers. But they cannot rise to their feet and point an accusing finger at the man in the dock with the cry ‘J’accuse!’ on their lips. For their ashes are piled high on the hills of Auschwitz and in the fields of Treblinka and washed away in the rivers of Poland. Their graves are scattered throughout Europe. Their blood cries out, but their voices are not heard. Thus I shall speak for them. In their name, I shall unfold this terrible indictment”.