Comment Fifty years ago, one of the most spectacular trials of the 20th century began in Jerusalem: The State of Israel vs. The German government of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, however, reacted with panic. On the basis of secret documents, a SPIEGEL series tells the story of how Eichmann could remain at large for years after the war and how Adenauer's government sought to influence the Eichmann trial.
He took great pride in the role he played in the death of 6 million mainly European Jews. A number of the top Nazis were captured after the war and tried at Nuremberg.
Some were sought out by members of the Jewish Brigade of the British Army. In addition to assisting in the illegal immigration of Jews to Palestine, they also organized themselves into a group dedicated to tracking down Nazis. They located and captured hundreds of SS men, especially those involved with the running of concentration camps.
He registered his two children at a German school, known to promote anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi propaganda at the time, under the name Eichmann, suggesting again how the Argentine government aided and abetted former Nazis and their sympathizers.
No one had heard him Eichmann in jerusalem years. Bauer told Eytan that Eichmann was alive and living in Argentina. Eytan immediately alerted Isser Harelthe head of the Mossad. I knew that at all the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals this man was pointed to as the head butcher.
I knew that he was a past master in police methods, and that on the strength of his professional skill and in the light of his total lack of conscience, he would be an exceedingly dangerous quarry. I knew that when the war was over he had succeeded in blotting out all trace of himself with supreme expertise.
Until the Mossad took over. It was not going to be an easy task.
Eichmann was certainly living under an assumed identity, and had friends in and out of the Argentinian government. Moreover, Harel decided it was preferable to capture Eichmann rather than kill him in the style of the Avengers. He was going to bring him to Israel and make him stand trial before the people he tried to exterminate.
And thus the operational machinery of searching for Eichmann went into effect. They had slim leads at first, but there were clues. Nicholas Eichmann also used the family name Eichmann openly at times.
The Mossad followed up on the tip. But the investigation still moved slowly and delicately. Even more difficult was the necessity of identifying their man beyond the slightest doubt. The only thing worse than losing the real Eichmann would be capturing the wrong one. Eichmann had carefully destroyed all evidence of his former identity.
He had even removed the tattoo all SS men had under their left armpit. All the investigators had were blurred pictures before the war. No fingerprints were available. In latethe Israelis discovered that Eichmann had changed his name after the war to Ricardo Klement.
He was on the way to Argentina when he did so. They observed the habits of the balding, bespectacled man who lived there with his family. They felt certain he must be Eichmann.In her book Eichmann Before Jerusalem, based largely on the Sassen interviews and Eichmann's notes made while in exile, Bettina Stangneth argues instead that Eichmann was an ideologically motivated antisemite and lifelong committed Nazi who intentionally built a persona as a faceless bureaucrat for presentation at the trial.
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The book tells the story of Adolph EIchmann's trial in Jersusalem for crimes committed in the Holocaust during WWII. This is a trial for a person who personally did not kill one srmvision.coms: