Nazi War Criminal Eichmann Hanged
June 1, 1962
Adolf Eichmann was a German war criminal who, as a member of the SS, organized the transportation of Jews to concentration camps for “the final solution.” After the war Eichmann was captured by the U.S., but was using forged papers that identified him as “Otto Eckmann.” He eventually escaped and in 1950 used a phony passport to travel to Argentina. He was discovered hiding in Argentina after his son, Klaus Eichmann, bragged to his girlfriend about his Nazi father. He was then captured by Israeli Mossad agents and smuggled to Israel where he was tried and hanged for his war crimes.