Adolf Eichmann

1906 - 1962

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Otto Adolf Eichmann ( IKE-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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolf Eichmann has received more than 9,996,493 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Adolf Eichmann is the 10th most popular military personnel, the 38th most popular biography from Germany (up from 40th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Adolf Eichmann ranks 10 out of 1,466. Before him are Timur, Spartacus, Charles de Gaulle, Erwin Rommel, Karl Dönitz, and Charles Martel. After him are William Wallace, Chiang Kai-shek, Themistocles, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Cao Cao, and Heinz Guderian.

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Among people born in 1906, Adolf Eichmann ranks 2Before him is Leonid Brezhnev. After him are Hannah Arendt, Puyi, Dmitri Shostakovich, Samuel Beckett, Aristotle Onassis, Grace Hopper, Luchino Visconti, Kurt Gödel, Henri Charrière, and Victor Vasarely. Among people deceased in 1962, Adolf Eichmann ranks 5Before him are Marilyn Monroe, Niels Bohr, Hermann Hesse, and Eleanor Roosevelt. After him are William Faulkner, Karen Blixen, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Lucky Luciano, Yves Klein, Georges Bataille, and Arthur Compton.

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Among people born in Germany, Adolf Eichmann ranks 38 out of 5,289. Before him are Erwin Rommel (1891), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Karl Dönitz (1891), and Felix Mendelssohn (1809). After him are Angela Merkel (1954), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Karl Benz (1844), Josef Mengele (1911), Hermann Göring (1893), and Werner Heisenberg (1901).


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