One of the most feared and hated Nazi leaders of World War II, Adolf Eichmann was responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews.

Adolf Eichmann was born in Solingen on 19 March 1906. Later the family moved to Linz, Austria, where Adolf Eichmann spent his youth. A member of the Austrian Nazi party, he quickly rose through the ranks. 1938 he headed the Austrian office for Jewish emigration - his assignment was to murder all the Jews in Europe!

Adolf Eichmann oversaw the Holocaust, the maltreatment, deportation to concentration camps, and murder especially by the use of gas chambers of millions of Jews. Eichmann's efficient organization rounded up and transported millions to their deaths at infamous camps such as Auschwitz, Chelmno, Treblinka, Sobibor and Belzec. But only in Budapest after March 1944 did the desk-murderer Adolf Eichmann become a public personality, working in the open and playing a leading role in the massacre of Hungarian Jewry.

In August 1944 the "Master of Death" could report to Himmler that approximately four million Jews had died in the death camps and that another two million had been killed by mobile extermination units.

After the war, Adolf Eichmann escaped capture and the stage was set for one of the greatest manhunts in history. But Adolf Eichmann lived in Germany for five years before moving to Argentina where he would live under an alias for another ten years. Israeli agents finally captured him in 1960 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and he was brought to Israel.

On 2 December 1961 Eichmann was sentenced to death for crimes against the Jewish people and crimes against humanity. On May 31, 1962, the State of Israel carried out the only death sentence in its history on the man whose only defense was, "I was just following orders."

Adolf Eichman was executed in The Ramleh prison ...