60 years after the kidnapping of the Nazi criminal Eichmann, Israel shows new images

the Shin Bet released on Thursday for the first time, a photo, the dark leather bag shows that Eichmann was photographed prior to his abduction in Argentina wit

60 years after the kidnapping of the Nazi criminal Eichmann, Israel shows new images

the Shin Bet released on Thursday for the first time, a photo, the dark leather bag shows that Eichmann was photographed prior to his abduction in Argentina with a hidden camera. On a front side of the bag with a sharp small hole is visible.

last week, the Israeli domestic intelligence service Shin Bet at the 21.05.2020 the image provided shows a dark leather bag from the Nazi criminal Eichmann, prior to his abduction in Argentina with a hidden camera was photographed.

The image came from the Shin-Bet-archive and has now been for the first Time shown. The Shin Bet also published a page from the fahnung acts of Eichmann for the first time, with a secretly taken photo had been documented.

Eichmann was for the murder of millions of Jews responsible

Eichmann was among the Nazis at a Central location for the murder of millions of Jews is responsible. After the Second world war he fled to Argentina.

In cooperation with the Shin Bet is a command of the foreign kidnapped secret service, the Mossad, Eichmann in may 1960, after Israel. There was made to him in the process, in 1962, he was sentenced to death and executed. The kidnapping sparked a significant diplomatic conflict between Argentina and Israel.

One of the most spectacular intelligence operations of all time

the history of The discovery, arrest and kidnapping of the Nazi criminal, which reads like a bad action Thriller set, is considered to be one of the most spectacular intelligence operations of all time.

The following process, which ended with the death sentence for Eichmann, was a milestone in the confrontation with the crimes of the Nazis.

On the 24. December 1944 sat down Adolf Eichmann. A day before the Red army in Budapest loss of registration and the Deportation of the Jews there put an end to, broke the strategist of destruction to Germany. With false identities and odd jobs, he suggested, was taken by the Americans, escaped from detention, hid more.

Adolf Eichmann: About the "rat line" did he escape to Italy

About the so-called rat line in 1950 with the help of high-ranking Church representatives managed to him via Italy to escape to Argentina. As a stateless Ricardo Klement, the passport of the German Red cross, he in good company in Buenos Aires. Long ago, the country had become enjoyed for a safe port of call for thousands of convictions.

First of all, the story of his feeling of safety seemed to be right. Because no one was interested in the Solingen-born electrician who is regarded as the architect of the "final solution of the Jewish question". Early on, the Nazi was on the list of wanted war criminals. Since 1956, a warrant from the district court of Frankfurt am Main was.

for Four years, the Federal Republic of Germany notes

at that Time, the West German intelligence service since four years, information on Eichmann's whereabouts had had. At the time of his arrest, however, had no interest. So it was the then Hessian attorney General Fritz Bauer, the son of Jewish parents, brought about by more years of insistence to the German judiciary over the Israeli secret service Mossad in the game.

Other individuals contributed to this piece of the Puzzle: About the to Argentina emigrated German Holocaust survivor Lothar Hermann, whose daughter, Sylvia, a Romance to Eichmann's son Klaus used. Or secret agent, Manus Diamant, the abschwatzte a former Lover Eichmann, a photo, and "Nazi-hunter" Simon Wiesenthal with his research.

The only death sentence, which was enforced in Israel the full

On 11. May 1960, the handle of the Mossad in Buenos Aires. Nine days, and the written agreement later, they brought Ricardo Klement, alias Adolf Eichmann on Board an El-Al flight to Israel. Only two days later Ben-Gurion appeared before the Knesset with the words: "Adolf Eichmann is already in custody and will be here shortly according to the law from the year 1950 for the prosecution of NS-criminals brought to justice."

The announcement was a shock and satisfaction at the same time, and for Israelis of the time, a sustainably defining event that most remember today. 15 years it took for Adolf Eichmann was held responsible. For Israel it should be the only significant Nazi trial - and the only death sentence ever carried out.

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Updated Date: 21 May 2020, 20:28

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