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
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
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 ...