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The Puppet's Guilt

Summary: Consider the trail of Adolf Eichmann in the context of the history of Nazi Germany and of the Holocaust. Even if Eichmann's assertation that was simply "a tool in the hands of superior powers and authorities" could be proven correct, to what degree was he responsible for his actions?
Adolf Eichmann was a high-ranking German officer who was one of a few top-ranking officials responsible for the "legal work" of the extermination of millions of Jews. He was a wanted Nazi war criminal because he escaped just before the end of World War II. He was not immediately captured and thus evaded the Nuremberg Trials as he fled to the country of Argentina where he attempted to fade into history. Israeli secret service agents somehow managed to track Eichmann down, kidnap him, and bring him back to Israel to face the consequences of his past. Throughout the trial, Eichmann's defense was simply that he was basically a puppet of Nazi Germany saying that he was "a tool in the hands of superior powers and authorities."

Despite the overwhelming evidence against Eichmann, he remained concrete in his defense of himself. He played off his responsibility as something he...

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