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Germany knew Eichmann’s whereabouts, documents show

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/germany_knew_eichmanns_whereabouts_documents_show_20110111

The notorious Nazi Adolf Eichmann could have been caught sooner if Germany's intelligence agency had assisted, new information has revealed. The German Information Agency knew as early as 1952 that Eichmann, a chief organizer of the Nazi genocide against the Jews, was hiding in Argentina under a false name, the German tabloid Bild reported. The information was revealed after the newspaper sued the agency to force the release of all remaining documents on Eichmann, who was captured by Israeli agents in 1960. After a trial in Israel, he was executed in 1962 -- the only person ever executed by the Jewish state. "The revelations are very troubling because they clearly show the Germans never had any interest in bringing people like that to justice," Efraim Zuroff, head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Israel office, told JTA Monday. "Today they are making the effort, but with criminals who played a far lesser role than Eichmann."

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