Report: BND knew Eichmann's whereabouts since 1952

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 8, 2011 20:07

BERLIN — A newly released document shows that Germany's BND intelligence agency knew as early as 1952 that Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi leader who orchestrated the Holocaust, was hiding in Buenos Aires, German newspaper Bild reported on Saturday.

The report came after the US in 2006 released files showing the CIA told the BND in 1958 Eichmann "is reported to have lived in Argentina" since 1952.

Bild says it obtained a BND file from 1952 indicating the agency believed he was in Argentina through a court case fighting for the release of classified Eichmann files. The BND did not return calls seeking comment.

Eichmann was hanged after trial in Jerusalem in 1962, two years after Israeli agents abducted him in Argentina.


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