Today In Jewish History: Eichmann captured in Argentina

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Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1960, Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann was captured in Argentina. Eichmann was in charge of implementing the “final solution” to exterminate Jews in the concentration camps. In one seven-week period alone, Eichmann transported 400,000 Hungarian Jews to the gas chambers. Eichmann was captured through the efforts of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal and the Israeli Mossad (Secret Service). Eichmann was later put on trial in Israel, which was broadcast worldwide and featured the wrenching testimony of many Holocaust survivors. Eichmann was convicted and executed by hanging, the only capital punishment ever carried out in Israel. His body was

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Net closing in on top Nazi criminal Aribert Heim

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Investigators are closing in on one of the last living top Nazi war criminals, Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday. Spiegel magazine said investigators were focusing on Spain and Austria in their hunt for 93-year-old Aribert Heim, known as “Dr Death” at the Mauthausen concentration camp. Germany has for decades been searching for Heim, an SS doctoraccused of having killed hundreds of concentration camp inmateswith heart injections.Earlier this month, Austria said it was offering a 50,000 euro(e68,260) reward for information leading to the arrest of Heimand Alois Brunner, an aide to Adolf Eichmann who helped organisethe deportation of Jews

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Today in Jewish History – Iyar 14

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Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1960, Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann was captured in Argentina. Eichmann was in charge of implementing the “final solution” to exterminate Jews in the concentration camps. In one seven-week period alone, Eichmann transported 400,000 Hungarian Jews to the gas chambers. Eichmann was captured through the efforts of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal and the Israeli Mossad (Secret Service). Eichmann was later put on trial in Israel, which was broadcast worldwide and featured the wrenching testimony of many Holocaust survivors. Eichmann was convicted and executed by hanging, the only capital punishment ever carried out in Israel. His body was

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Want to deny the Holocaust?

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At the Nuremberg trials, a witness reported Adolf Eichmann’s defiant boast: “I will leap into my grave laughing because the feeling that I have 5,000,000 human beings on my conscience is for me a source of extraordinary satisfaction.” Even Eichmann did not deny the Holocaust, nor did he deny the enormous number of 5,000,000, recalling the Jews he helped kill, as chief of the Gestapo’s Jewish Section, where he drew up the lists of names, marshaled the freight cars that carried the victims to the camps, perfected the methods of slaughter—finally settling on “Zyklon B” as the gas that was

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The Beast in Chains

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Who is Adolf Eichmann? A detailed article from Time Magazine, dated Monday, June 06, 1960, on the historic arrest of Nazi war criminal and Jew-exterminator, Adolf Eichmann, who was responsible together with the Nazi leaders for what was called the ‘final solution’ of the Jewish question— the extermination of 6,000,000 Jews of Europe. An excerpt: The Israelis found Adolf Eichmann in Argentina. He arrived in this country in 1952 from Spain. He was traveling with an Italian Red Cross document obtained through the Vatican’s D.P.-relief department, which qualified him as a displaced person. The document was in the name of

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Eichmann capture exhibit inaugurated

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Via Jerusalem Post: Former Mossad and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) members who took part in the historic capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires nearly a half century ago got together Monday (January 12, 2007) at the Massuah Institute for the Study of the Holocaust to mark the inauguration of a new Eichmann exhibition. The unique reunion, which was also attended by Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin, El Al Director General Eli Romano and members of the fateful 1960 El Al flight to and from Buenos Aires, included the disclosure of the Buenos Aires city map used by

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Muslims doing what they do best: telling lies about Jews

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A rabbi cuts the throat of a Christian boy, drains his blood into a bowl and then eats blood-baked matzo. A Jewish official plots the destruction of German Jewry with Nazi strongman Adolf Eichmann. A member of the Zionist Agency discusses the “small matter” of Japan, after which scenes of a nuclear attack on Hiroshima are superimposed over the Star of David. All this and so much more can be viewed in “The Diaspora,” a Syrian-produced television series airing this month on Al-Mamnou, an independent Jordanian satellite network, reports Palestinian Media Watch. “Diaspora” presents itself as a historic documentary depicting

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Simon Wiesenthal: 1908 – 2005

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Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor who helped track down numerous Nazi war criminals following World War II then spent the later decades of his life fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice against all people, died Tuesday. He was 96. His life’s quest began after the Americans liberated the Mauthausen death camp in Austria where Wiesenthal was a prisoner in May 1945. It was his fifth death camp among the dozen Nazi camps in which he was imprisoned, and he weighed just 99 pounds when he was freed. He said he quickly realized “there is no freedom without justice,” and decided to dedicate

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