G3KBR & the Eichmann Trial

| January 27, 2015

Ron Huntsman, G3KBR from Cambridge is one of the last surviving members of the production team who televised the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann – one of the Nazi architects of the Holocaust. Ron set up hidden TV cameras in the court room and fed the cables across the street suspended by a catenary wire to a rather rapidly-built TV recording studio in a nearby building.

The trial and G3KBR’s technical role were featured in the 90-minute drama, “The Eichmann Show” screened recently on BBC2. It can be seen on BBCiPlayer with an accompanying 30-minute Learning Zone documentary until 19/20 February.

Huntsman and his team sat glued to the trial proceedings for four months and at one point he was summoned into the glass dock to sort out Eichmann’s faulty headphones. The encounter that left Ron shaking for some time because, as he puts it, he “…must have sensed the evil in the man”.

Ron was recently interviewed on BBC Look East and Radio Cambridgeshire about his involvement in enabling a global TV audience to hear, for the first time, shocking un-edited testimony from survivors.


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