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HOW CAN A LEGAL SYSTEM BE DISTINGUISHED FROM THE ORDERS AND ACTS

OF ORGANIZED GANGSTERS?
Trial of Adolf Eichmann for war crimes committed in Nazi Germany during the
World War II
INTRODUCTION
Following the onset of harsh economic times in the aftermath of the great depression of 1929,
as a matter of policy Jews were encouraged to emigrate from Germany. The Nazi Government
adopted a policy of excluding Jews from civil service positions in 1933 and followed it up with
the Nuremberg Laws of 1935 which stripped Jews German citizenship. During this period, Jews
were encouraged to emigrate from Germany in view of the biting economic times. However,
currency restrictions limiting the amount of money the emigrants could take with them caused
difficulties in the emigration process. To cure this and facilitate the emigration process, the
Haavarah (Transfer Agreement) between Nazi Government and Jewish Leaders was made to
the effect emigrants to Palestine could transfer their money in form of German goods and
exchange them for pounds upon arrival.
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In 1939, upon the outbreak of the Second World War, the Nazi Government adopted a policy of
forced emigration of Jews from Germany and its newly annexed territories of Austria. Adolf
Eichmann, an Officer in the Secret Police, was tasked with establishing the

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