Adolf Eichmann

1906 - 1962

Adolf Eichmann

Otto Adolf Eichmann ( AHIKH-mən, German: [ˈɔto ˈaːdɔlf ˈaɪçman]; 19 March 1906 – 1 June 1962) was a German-Austrian SS-Obersturmbannführer and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust—the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" in Nazi terminology. He was tasked by SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich with facilitating and managing the logistics involved in the mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe during World War II. Eichmann was captured by the Mossad in Argentina on 11 May 1960 and subsequently found guilty of war crimes in a widely publicised trial in Jerusalem, where he was executed by hanging in 1962. After an unremarkable school career, Eichmann briefly worked for his father's mining company in Austria, where the family had moved in 1914. Read more on Wikipedia

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Among military personnels, Adolf Eichmann ranks 10 out of 1,194Before him are Timur, Charles de Gaulle, Spartacus, Chiang Kai-shek, Charles Martel, and Erwin Rommel. After him are William Wallace, Themistocles, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Oda Nobunaga, Cao Cao, and Prince Eugene of Savoy.

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Among people born in 1906, Adolf Eichmann ranks 2Before him is Leonid Brezhnev. After him are Hannah Arendt, Dmitri Shostakovich, Samuel Beckett, Puyi, Aristotle Onassis, Luchino Visconti, Grace Hopper, Kurt Gödel, Albert Hofmann, and Henri Charrière. Among people deceased in 1962, Adolf Eichmann ranks 4Before him are Marilyn Monroe, Hermann Hesse, and Niels Bohr. After him are William Faulkner, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Karen Blixen, Lucky Luciano, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Compton, Georges Bataille, and Yves Klein.

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Among people born in Germany, Adolf Eichmann ranks 40 out of 3,763Before him are Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Marlene Dietrich (1901), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Hermann Göring (1893), and Angela Merkel (1954). After him are Josef Mengele (1911), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), John Amos Comenius (1592), Bernhard Riemann (1826), Hannah Arendt (1906), and Werner Heisenberg (1901).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Adolf Eichmann ranks 2Before him are Erwin Rommel (1891). After him are Erich von Manstein (1887), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Baron Munchausen (1720), Ernst Röhm (1887), Alfred Jodl (1890), Arminius (-17), Karl Dönitz (1891), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), and Erich Raeder (1876).

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