HISTORICAL NOTE: Prison Memoir

Eichmann's plea for a reprieve f 4"^ he Gods I worshiped demanded the I dance of death. I had no choice, and whoever claims otherwise is a liar." So wrote Adolf Eichmann, after his four-month 1961 trial in Israel, as he attempted to justify his role in the wartime deaths of millions of Jews. The onetime SS officer who was chiefly responsible for carrying out the Final Solution of the Third Reich's "Jewish problem" even insisted that he was not antiSemitic. Eichmann had made that claim somewhat obliquely in court and more...

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