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Adolph Eichmann

Adolph Eichmann was born on March 19, 1906, on Solingen, Germany. He was raised a Christian but had broken with his religious training as a young adult. He refused to take his oath with the Nazi party on a Bible. Eichmann’s father was an accountant for the Tramways and Electricity Company in Solingen. He was transferred with the same company to Linz, Austria, where he was promoted to Vice President. Adolph was the eldest of five children and was the only child who did not finish high school or technical school. His father took him from the schools before he failed. Eichmann falsified documents later by indicating he was a construction engineer – which was a complete fabrication. He did work for his father in a business that he began after leaving the Tramway Company.

Eichmann got into the habit of lying about his past. He told some...

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