In the course of preparing for Eichmann’s trial, an Israeli policeman had occasion to describe his suffering at the hands of the Nazis. When he spoke of the eighty strokes with a rod that he had once received, he met with disbelief. He put the voice of doubt then expressed which claimed that he could not have survived such a beating as being on a par with the criminal action of the Nazi who administered a beating. ‘I’ve just received the eighty-first blow’, he declared.