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Latest Adolf Eichmann Items
Fifty years after Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann was convicted in an epic trial that helped shape Israel's national psyche, the Israeli parliament on Monday put on display for the first time dozens of artifacts from the daring 1960 operation in Argentina that captured the Nazi criminal.
Israel says it's bringing artifacts from its 1960 capture of Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann out of the shadows.
A look at the some of the most wanted men and women in history.
Angela Merkel's Germany is losing its edge politically as her party suffers setbacks in local elections and is sidetracked by France's assertion of leadership toward the Arab Spring. Culturally and intellectually, however, Berlin is still the European capital pushing the envelope. Berlin drives the engine for thinking and rethinking Germany's past.
Evil is a word that seems to have fallen out of current usage. The eminent British historian, Michael Burleigh, however, doesn't shy away from using it and describes in bone-chilling detail its manifestations in his latest book, "Moral Combat: Good and Evil in World War II."
Exactly 50 years ago next month, a trial began in Jerusalem that was in itself an important act of retributive justice. But because the defendant, Adolf Eichmann, was a significant figure in the Nazi apparatus designed to exterminate the Jewish people, it was far more important - legally, culturally and historically - than an ordinary murder trial.