A Triumph of Justice: On the Trail of Holocaust Organizer Adolf Eichmann

By Klaus Wiegrefe - Spiegel Online International
March 31, 2011

Adolf Eichmann was the chief organizer behind the Nazi mass murder of Europe's Jews. Following the end of the war, he found refuge in a village in northern Germany before ultimately escaping to Argentina. Documents unknown until now show that he could have been captured earlier than he was -- if West Germany had been interested.

Fifty years ago, one of the most spectacular trials of the 20th century began in Jerusalem: The State of Israel vs. Adolf Eichmann. The proceedings against the former SS Obersturmbahnf├╝hrer, who organized the deportations of millions of Jews to Nazi extermination camps, brought the Holocaust to the center of global attention.

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