Adolf Eichmann

Adolf Eichmann was one of the key figures responsible for the Holocaust. He was a lieutenant colonel in the feared Nazi SS unit. He received official orders from Reinhardt Heydrich, the SS Commander, to manage and facilitate the transportation and logistics of deporting Jews from their ghettos and to the extermination camps. He was captured in 1960 by the Mossad and was hanged a couple of years afterward after being tried in an Israeli court.

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60 years ago, Adolf Eichmann abducted by Mossad, brought to Israel

Eichmann was the only person in Israel's history to be executed by the state.

German Fuhrer Adolph Hitler doing a Nazi salute
There’s a long history of Jews playing Nazis on screen

Here’s a look at some of the most famous times Jews played Nazis.

By LIOR ZALTZMAN/JTA
24/10/2019
Book review: Life and death choices

Ordinary people make heart-wrenching decisions about rescuing Jews in the darkest times.

By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
12/09/2019
A man checks his mobile phone as a woman riding a bike passes next to a big Brazilian flag in Sao Pa
Brazilian Jewish journalist Schvartzman dies at 85

Schvartzman, who spoke only Yiddish with his parents, fought relentlessly against anti-Semitism. He considered coverage of Adolf Eichmann’s trial in 1961 a highlight of his career.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
09/07/2019
Olmert to honor Rafi Eitan at TLV event

Former Mossad agent Avner Avraham to share new details of Eichmann capture

25/04/2019
Bessie Abramowitz Hillman
Book review: A cold and divided capital

Zvi Jagendorf’s latest novel takes readers on a journey through the hearts and streets of Jerusalem in 1961.

Gabriel Bach, co-prosecutor of the 1961 Eichmann trial.
Eichmann prosecutor: Eyewitness testimony from within the gas chambers

Because of the extraordinary circumstances, the survivor was an otherwise impossible-to-obtain eyewitness actually from within the Auschwitz gas chambers.

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Eichmann prosecutor discusses trial, modern extremism

Justice Gabriel Bach was born in Germany before coming to Palestine. He served as one of three prosecutors in the in trail of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in his palace in Saudia Arabia
Khashoggi’s death was an ‘Operation Eichmann’ Gone Bad

According to sources, Khashoggi was not choked, but stopped breathing after he was drugged to get him from Turkey back to his home country.

02/11/2018
Elie Wiesel
A noble gesture

Wiesel wanted to cover the Adolf Eichmann trial, but the editor felt that as an Auschwitz survivor, the trial would be too personal for him and he would not be able to write with objectivity.

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