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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.
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Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires 2010
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
In 1946, Eichmann was captured by the US Army and shipped across the
Atlantic as a prisoner of war. He escaped later that same year and hid
in Germany, and later in Italy and Switzerland, until he obtained a new
passport and an Argentine visa under the alias of a refugee named
Eichmann lived in Argentina for fifteen years before he was captured by the Mossad. He was hanged in Israel in 1962.