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Eichmann: Final Solution Of The Jewish Question


Eichmann: Final Solution Of The Jewish Question

The actual war began in 1939 with the invasion of Poland by the German Forces. But the main cause of the war were some unresolved disputes of World War 1. Germany was rolling under severe economic crisis following the first significant catastrophe “The world war 1”. Germans adopted an anti-jew and communist policy mainly on account of their ethnicity and prosperity as opposed to the native Germans. It generated a massive wave of support from the native Germans, who were under the impression that it would collect massive economic benefits to them. One of the reasons behind Adolf Hitler’s policy was to acquire Jewish assets and utilize the funds to further their imperialistic design. The catastrophe was carried out in conquered territories in eastern Europe. Adolf Eichmann was one of the leaders of the structural unit, which carried out the execution. 

Eichmann: Final Solution Of The Jewish Question
Eichmann: Final Solution Of The Jewish Question

He was one of the operational leaders of the paramilitary force. His role was to arrange logistics for Jews emigration to Ghettos and concentration camps. 

Early Life Of Eichmann

Eichmann was born in Germany in the year 1906. He completed his education in the same school as Adolf Hitler in Austria. Eichmann was an average student with an affection for music and sports. He married in 1935 and had four children. 

Career Of Eichmann

Eichmann joined an oil company in Austria in 1927 as a traveling salesman. The ideology developed against jews was the inspiration of Eichmann. He joined the paramilitary force as an emigration officer in 1933. Eichmann was given the task of managing the migration of Jews to overseas countries. He progressed through the authority to become a unit leader when Germany invaded Poland. The main reason to carry out invasion was to set up ghettos, concentration, and extermination camps. Eichmann’s job was to agree with military forces on managing logistics resources to these camps. 

Eichmann: Final Solution Of The Jewish Question
Eichmann: Final Solution Of The Jewish Question

He became a lieutenant colonel in 1943 when German invaded Hungary, which had a sizable Jewish population. He was the hub of the operations and was private to every detail of killing Jews. Eichmann’s operational skill was evident when he transported two lakh seventy-five thousand Jews to extermination camps, in two years. He witnessed the killing of millions of Jews through gas chambers. 

Final Context

When the world war ended in 1945, Eichmann was detained for war crimes. But he managed to flee the detention camp. He went to Argentina under a new name in 1950. Eichmann took low paying jobs to support his family. Luck seems to favor Eichmann with Mercedes Benz hiring him in a senior position. 

It was the vigilance of Israeli intelligence that managed to extract information about his presence. 

Mossad finally launched an operation to capture him. Moreover, Israeli sleuths in disguise brilliantly executed it. However, they captured Eichmann in Buenos Aires and sedated him. They dressed him in pilot attire before flying back to Israel and managed to keep the local Argentine authorities in the dark. Lastly, Eichmann was found guilty of war crimes in a trial held in Israel. He was hanged in 1962.

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