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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Adolf Eichmann sentenced to death in Israel
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On December 15, 1961, former-Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann sentenced to death in Jerusalem, Israel. Known as the "architect of the Holocaust", Eichmann escaped to Argentina after World War II, until he was captured there by Israeli agents in 1960.

Learn more about the trial of Adolf Eichmann from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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