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EICHMANN, [KARL] ADOLF (1906-1962). SS officer charged with the destruction
of millions of Jews. ... He hated the Jews he met in Vienna, a sentiment
stimulated by attendance at Nazi meetings. "Hitler was right," he said
later, "when he charged that this one people had intrigued to link as many
nations as possible against our country and bring about the terrible times
we are going through." ... In 1932 he became a member of the Austrian Nazi
party. As a protoge of Ernst Kaltenbrunner, he took part in Nazi
activities, which brought him to the attention of the Austrian police.

...he learned that there was an opening in Heinrich Himmler's SD
(Sicherheitsdienst), the information center for the Gestapo. Himmler, who
believed that Eichmann could speak Hebrew, made him head of the Scientific
Museum for Jewish Affairs.... he was promoted rapidly ...
Obersturmbannfuhrer (lieutenant colonel). After service in the Reich Central
Office of Jewish Emigration, he was made chief of Subsection IV-B-4 of the
Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA), the Reich Central Security Office, as an
expert on Jewish affairs. He was present at the Wannsee Conference on
January 20, 1942, when it was decided to deport Jews to the extermination
camps. In August 1944 Eichmann reported to Himmler that, although the death
camps kept no exact statistics, 4 million jews had died in them and that 2
million more had been shot or killed by mobile units."

Eichmann was arrested by Israeli agents, in Argentina, and smuggled to
Israel in May of 1960. He was tried, convicted, and hung (May 31, 1962) for
crimes against the Jewish people and humanity.

Encyclopedia of the Third Reich, by Dr. Louis L. Snyder, Professor of
History, The City College and The City University of New York. Paragon
House, New York, 1989. ISBN 1-55778-144-3

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