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BND found Eichmann years before his arrest

The Local · 8 Jan 2011, 09:47

Published: 08 Jan 2011 09:47 GMT+01:00

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Daily paper Bild reported on Saturday that it had succeeded in getting the German federal intelligence service, the BND, to release microfilm of documents which show it knew how to get to the man known as the architect of the Holocaust, back in 1952.

“SS colonel EICHMANN is not to be found in Egypt but is residing in Argentina under the fake name CLEMENS. E’s address is known to the editor of the German newspaper ‘Der Weg’ in Argentina,” says an index card dated 1952, according to the paper.

There is also evidence to show that the BND told the Americans about Eichmann’s flight to Argentina – CIA documents released in 2006 show that the BND told a US agent of his whereabouts in 1958.

Eichmann, who was arrested by Israeli agents in 1960, was hiding in Argentina under the name Ricardo Klement. He had escaped Germany with the help of Nazi sympathisers and had even managed to smuggle his family out of Austria to join him in Argentina.

After Mossad agents took him to Israel, the new Jewish state put him on trial and sentenced him to death in 1961, hanging him in 1962.

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“This index card is in fact a sensation. Until now it was not known that the West German secret service knew about Eichmann’s hiding place eight years before his arrest,” historian Bettina Stangeth, who has been working on a new book about Eichmann for the last six years, told Bild.

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10:36 January 8, 2011 by tallady
I read off wikipedia that he worked for Mercedes until 1960,,even with a false ID he must have been known in those circles, Mercedes at that time I am sure was rife with Nazi sympathizers and ex Nazis,they did a lot of business together...
15:36 January 8, 2011 by wpfaeffle
....so did Ford and General Motors
15:46 January 8, 2011 by storymann
So what,they didn't hire Eichmann.
19:18 January 8, 2011 by cheeba
This is not meant to minimize the crimes of Eichmann, but I think the headline referring to his "arrest" is very misleading.

Eichmann was kidnapped on Argentine soil by agents of a foreign power.

The Argentine government in fact brought the matter to the United Nations Security Council.

The Israeli government itself in the end acknowledged that it had "infringed fundamental rights of the Argentine Republic".
19:26 January 8, 2011 by storymann
Ya Buuut!!! this scum bag was there under false pretense ,it was all a lie ,,good riddens to trash....
19:42 January 8, 2011 by 1FCK_1FCK
While Israel's kidnapping of Eichmann set a dangerous precedent, fortunately it has not been followed in the intervening years. Not sure what Israel's options were at the time, though. The FRG understandably (though NOT justifiably) wasn't the least bit interested in dealing with the criminals which littered its own govt (Hans Globke a prominent example,) much less chasing those that had run away at the end of the war.

If anyone wanted justice, they were going to have to take it into their own hands. Few did, and many responsible for crimes against humanity & war crimes lived to old age, bothered not by a guilty conscience nor the long arm of the law, while a few were even accorded state funerals. This can largely be attributed to the American obsession with the Soviet Union. The Americans were far more interested in commies than nazis.
00:53 January 9, 2011 by cheeba

I must disagee with your statement that the Israeli government has not followed up with the dangerous precedent. They, almost alone among nations have continued to disregard other nations sovrienity to strike at their real or imagined enemies. For instance the innocent man in Hebron last week, the Turkish aid workers in international waters killed last spring, the "operation" in Dubai last winter [executed partly using falsely obtained German passports] and on and on.
04:35 January 9, 2011 by greatstones8
cheeba people like you are why Israel is justified in whatever it does

Israel and the Jews know no one cares about them, they learned this in World War 2, they learned this in the 1973 war when the Arabs were close to destroying Israel and the rest of the world sat back and did not care(Until the US decided to help out Israel when they realized they might use Nukes)

perhaps they kidnapped Eichman, but that is because if they had informed the Argentine government, the government would have laughed at them and tipped Eichman on where to hide next

Israel is justified in WHATEVER it does
09:17 January 9, 2011 by jamano

It's hard to believe there are people who support state terrorism in its ugliest form.
11:36 January 9, 2011 by storymann
At the end of ww2 Argentina was run by strongman closet fascist Jaun Peron who liked to strut around in military regalia and brutalize dissidents..He along with a few other South American countries opened the door for these Nazis,they were respected by Jaun Peron and Alfredo Stroessner of Paraguay..

Argentina as far as I am concerned did not rate diplomatic courtesy from the Zionist State.
15:39 January 9, 2011 by cheeba
There is a lot of space between 'diplomatic courtesy " and kidnapping or assassinating people on other countries territory. Let it be said this same Mossad famously murdered an innocent waiter in Norway some years later, claiming the same privilege in a case that had nothing at all to do with the Holocaust . Do you people think Norway "rated" respect?. BTW, Peron had been deposed years before the Eichmann "operation".
19:47 January 10, 2011 by Prufrock2010

You wrote: "Israel is justified in WHATEVER it does."

Um....no. It's not.

But if you would care to defend that statement, I'd be thrilled to read your defense.
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