Adolf Eichmann

1906 - 1962

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Otto Adolf Eichmann ( EYEKH-mən, German: [ˈɔtoː ˈʔaːdɔlf ˈʔaɪçman]; 19 March 1906 – 1 June 1962) was a German-Austrian SS-Obersturmbannführer and one of the major organisers of the Holocaust – the so-called "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 millions of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe during World War II. Eichmann was captured by Mossad agents in Argentina on 11 May 1960 and subsequently found guilty of war crimes in a widely publicised trial in Jerusalem, following which he was executed by hanging in 1962. After doing poorly in school, Eichmann briefly worked for his father's mining company in Austria, where the family had moved in 1914. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolf Eichmann has received more than 13,496,761 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia. Adolf Eichmann is the 10th most popular military personnel, the 43rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 38th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Military Personnel.

Adolf Eichmann was a German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust. He was charged with facilitating and managing the logistics of mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in Eastern Europe during World War II.

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Among military personnels, Adolf Eichmann ranks 10 out of 1,468Before him are Timur, Charles de Gaulle, Karl Dönitz, Spartacus, Erwin Rommel, and Charles Martel. After him are Themistocles, William Wallace, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Oda Nobunaga, and Erich von Manstein.

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

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Among people born in Germany, Adolf Eichmann ranks 43 out of 6,142Before him are Hermann Göring (1893), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Robert Koch (1843), Josef Mengele (1911), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), and Alexander von Humboldt (1769). After him are Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Bernhard Riemann (1826), Marlene Dietrich (1901), Hannah Arendt (1906), Bertolt Brecht (1898), and Georg Ohm (1789).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Adolf Eichmann ranks 3Before him are Karl Dönitz (1891) and Erwin Rommel (1891). After him are Erich von Manstein (1887), Heinz Guderian (1888), Arminius (-17), Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Baron Munchausen (1720), Ernst Röhm (1887), Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), and Alfred Jodl (1890).