The first complete narrative of the pursuit and captureof Adolf Eichmann, based on groundbreaking newinformation and interviews and featuring rare, neverpublishedMossad surveillance photographsWhen the Allies stormed Berlin in the last days of theThird Reich, the operational manager of the massmurder of Europe's Jews shed his SS uniform and vanished.Bringing Adolf Eichmann to justice would require a harrowingfifteen-year chase stretching from war-ravaged Europe tothe shores of Argentina.Alternating from a criminal on the run to his pursuersclosing in on his trail,Hunting Eichmann follows the Nazias he escapes two American POWcamps, hides in themountains, slips out of Europe on the ratlines, and buildsan anonymous life in Buenos Aires.Meanwhile, a persistentsearch for Eichmann gradually evolves into an internationalmanhunt that includes a bulldogWest German prosecutor,a blind Argentinean Jew and his beautiful daughter, anda budding, ragtag spy agency called the Mossad, whoseoperatives have their own scores to settle. Presented in apulse-pounding, hour-by-hour account, the capture ofEichmann and the efforts by Israeli agents to secret himout of Argentina and fly him to Israel to stand trial bringthe narrative to a stunning conclusion.Hunting Eichmann is a fully documented, finelynuanced history that offers the intrigue of a detective storyand the thrill of great spy fiction....
|Title||:||Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi|
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|Number of Pages||:||409 pages|
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Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi Reviews
This is an amazing, true story about the search for and capture of Adolph Eichmann, the Nazi who was responsible for implementing Hitler's Final Solution.
This reads like a suspense novel that you can't stop reading, even though you know the ending. Eichmann's background and his notorious war deeds are reviewed, as well his self-serving justification for his actions.
The book also tells the story and background of the Israelis agents of Mossad, the Israeli version of the CIA, who were involved in ...more
you cannot run from your history and your victims
Há mais de 50 anos atrás, Adolph Eichmann, um ex-oficial nazista fugitivo, foi seqüestrado num subúrbio de Buenos Aires próximo à sua residência na Argentina por agentes do Mossad, o serviço secreto israelense. Logo após, foi julgado e condenado à morte em Jerusalém por sua contribuição ao holocausto, nesta que foi a primeira e única aplicação da pena de morte em toda a história de Israel. Os relatos dessa operação, contudo, somente vieram à tona há pouco tempo. Sabe-se hoje, por exemplo, que a ...more
Neal Bascomb does a wonderful job of working through the intricacies of the hunting, capture, and trip to Israel of Adolf Eichmann from his hiding place in Argentina. Various governments, agencies, and individuals had been hunting Eichmann since he vanished in Germany in 1945. He went into hiding within Germany and Austria, helped out by Nazi-sympathisers, and eventually made his way to Argentina - and safe haven - in 1950, where he took a new identity as Ricardo Klement. He brought his family o ...more
I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Israel and love that country dearly. When my husband and I were newlyweds almost 20 years ago, we were channel surfing one night and saw a fabulous documentary on how Eichmann was found and brought to justice. I think it was the first time I really paid any attention to the story.
It was only recently that I heard about this book and I’m so glad that I did. It’s truly well-written and thoroughly researched. Even though I knew how it would all end, I wa ...more
I don't read nearly as much nonfiction as I would like, but this book just appeared by pure happenstance and sounded too interesting not to check out. As it turns out I'd read a lot more nonfiction, if more nonfiction books were like this. Meticulously researched (notes and the bibliography list goes on and on), terrifically told with all the dynamic pacing and heart pumping excitement and suspense of the best of thrillers, but made so much more interesting and compelling by the fact that it act ...more
As I read this scenes from a movie kept popping into my head, and now I realize I'd seen "The House on Garibaldi Street" many moons ago. I don't know if I was ever aware of the details of the capture, as it was a surprise to me how much danger the Israelis were in as they were essentially kidnappers, and would have been treated as such if they were caught. Here is a good case of knowing the outcome but still turning the pages with a increased heartbeat. I could fell their frustrations looking at ...more