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The Eichmann Trial Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

Adolf Eichmann

Eichmann was a high-ranking Nazi Party official prior to the outbreak of World War II. He had little education and seemed destined for a life of mediocrity until a family friend invited him to join the Nazi Party. This friend suggested that Eichmann join the SS as well and he soon rose through the ranks. Eichmann escaped justice for his war crimes for decades but was brought to trial in the early 1960s. He was living in Austria when a former German Jew realized his true identity and contacted Israeli officials with the information. Knowing that Eichmann wouldn't voluntarily return to face justice, he was kidnapped and transported to Israel. Eichmann never claimed that he hadn't participated in the mass murder of millions of Jews, but he did claim to be innocent of the charges because he was merely following orders. His entire defense rested on...

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