(born March 19, 1906, Solingen, Ger.—died May 31, 1962, Tel Aviv, Israel) German Nazi official. In 1932 he joined the Nazi Party and became a member of Heinrich Himmler’s SS organization. In World War II he organized the identification, assembly, and transportation of Jews to Auschwitz and other death camps. In 1945 he was captured by U.S. troops but escaped and eventually settled in Argentina. In 1960 he was arrested near Buenos Aires and taken to Israel, where he was tried as a war criminal, with huge worldwide publicity, and hanged for his part in the Holocaust.
Birth Place: Solingen, Germany
Death Place: Tel Aviv–Yafo, Israel
Name: Eichmann, Adolf or Adolf Eichmann
Activity: German military official
Keywords: Germany, Adolf Eichmann, Nazi Party, Holocaust, SS, German, genocide, Tel Aviv–Yafo, Eichmann, Adolf, government, Jew, World War II, Solingen, Israel, war crime, Wannsee Conference, Himmler, Heinrich, capital punishment, anti-Semitism, Final Solution
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