It was the first time in my life [that I] took part in such a conference in which … senior officials participated, such as Secretaries of State – it was conducted very quietly and with much courtesy, with much friendliness – politely and nicely, there was not much speaking and it did not last a long time, the waiters served cognac, and in this way it ended (Eichmann Trial, Session 10, 19 April 1961).