Adolf Eichmann or Otto Adolf Eichmann was an SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer or a lieutenant colonel in the German Army who played a significant part in getting sorted out the Holocaust in which almost 6,000,000 Jews from various nations were exterminated.
He was given the task to gather information and make the courses of action to oust Jews from various European urban communities under German control during the Second World War by his immediate predominant Lieutenant General Reinhard Heydrich.
He arranged a gathering where his boss Heydrich and other German heads of different managerial and military administrations gathered to examine and concur upon the destiny of the huge number of Jews living in German-occupied zones in Europe.
Eichmann executed the choice that was taken in this gathering and was answerable for sending the Jews to different death camps where they were exterminated by the utilization of harmful gas and other methods.
When the war ended with the destruction of Nazi Germany, Eichmann and numerous other officers in the German SS fled to various nations where they asked for a haven by masking their actual characters.
He was captured by the Israeli knowledge administration Mossad and was hanged in 1962 in the wake of being seen as liable for war wrongdoings in an all-around publicized trial by the Israeli court.
Childhood and Early Life
Adolf Eichmann was born in Solingen in the Rhine Province of Germany on March 19, 1905. His father, Adolf Karl Eichmann, was an accountant and his mother, Maria Schefferling, was a housewife.
He was the oldest of his parent’s five children.
In 1914 his family moved to Linz, Austria, where his father had joined the ‘Linz Tramway and Electrical Company’ as a Commercial Manager one year sooner.
He attended the ‘Kaiser Franz Joseph Staatsoberrealschule’ or state auxiliary school in Linz. This was a similar school that Adolf Hitler had attended 17 years prior.
His father withdrew him from the ‘Realschule’ in light of his horrible showing and enrolled him at a vocational school, ‘Hohere Bundeslehranstalt hide Elektrotechnik, Maschinenbau und Hochbau’.
He left this school without getting a degree.
Adolf Eichmann Career
After leaving the vocational school without finishing the course, he worked for certain months in his father’s mining organization, ‘Untersberg Mining Company’.
From 1925 to 1927 he worked at the ‘Oberosterreichische Elektrobau AG’ as a sales agent.
He joined the youth wing of the right-wing veteran’s development ‘Jungfrontkampfervereinigung’ in Austria in early 1927.
During the period 1927-1933, he worked as a locale specialist in the Salzburg area of Upper Austria for the ‘Vacuum Oil Company’.
On April 1, 1932, he joined the Nazi Party and after seven months joined the SS. He carried on with the party exercises in Linz at end of the week while working for the oil organization at Salzburg simultaneously.
He returned to Germany in 1933 when the Nazi party came to control.
In August 1933 Adolf Eichmann received preparing at the SS depot in Klosterlechfeld and was shipped off the Passau fringe as the head of an eight-man group of SS men to help Austrian National Socialists enter Germany to pirate material for propaganda into Austria.
In December 1933 his unit was disbanded and he was promoted to SS-Scharfuhrer which was equivalent to a corporal or crew pioneer. His battalion, which was important for the Deutschland Regiment, was posted close to the death camp at Dachau.
He joined Himmler’s Security Service the ‘Sicherheitsdienst’ or the SD in 1934. This division dealt with empowering or compelling the Jews to hand over their properties and wealth to other Germans and emigrate from Germany to other nations.
In 1936 Adolf Eichmann was promoted to the position of crew pioneer or SS-Hauptscharfuhrer equivalent to a sergeant and then to the position of SS-Untersturmfuhrer equivalent to a second lieutenant in 1937.
In 1938 he traveled to Egypt to strike a deal for the migration of Jews to that nation which didn’t materialize.
Adolf Eichmann was posted at an office in Vienna, Austria to help sort out Jewish migration which started its tasks from August 20, 1938.
With the beginning of the Second World War in September 1939, Eichmann arranged for the Jews to be shipped off ghettos in many significant urban communities from where they were to be transported to reservations located in the East such as Poland and Madagascar.
He moved from the SD to the Gestapo in 1939 and turned into the head of area IV D4 (Clearing Activities) of the RSHA in 1940 and then head of segment IV B4 (Jewish Affairs) in March 1941.
In 1940 Adolf Eichmann deported almost 7,000 Baden and Saarpfalz Jews to France.
He turned into an SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer or Lieutenant Colonel during the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.
After the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, Eichmann was given the prime obligation of ousting the Jews to annihilation camps where they were to be killed in the gas chambers as a component of the ‘Final Solution’.
When Germany invaded Hungary in March 1944, he supervised the removal of almost 437,000 Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz and other death camps for killing.
Adolf Eichmann was captured by the Allies when Germany was defeated in 1945, yet escaped to Austria in 1946.
He lived in Austria up to 1950 after which he fled to Argentina and took shelter there under a false character.
In 1960 the Israeli insight administration finally arrested and brought him to Israel to stand trial on fifteen charges including wrongdoings against the Jewish public and humanity.
Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death by hanging after he was seen as blameworthy of the charges.
Family and Personal Life
Adolf Eichmann got married to Veronica Liebl on March 21, 1935. The couple had four children: Klaus, Horst Adolf, Dieter Helmut and Ricardo Francisco.
Adolf Eichmann was executed on June 1, 1962.
Adolf Eichman was unrepentant till the end of slaughtering almost 6,000,000 Jews.