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Israel, US, Germany mark 50 years since Nazi trial < German news | Expatica Germany

Israel said Sunday the 50th anniversary of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann’s trial will be marked in Germany and America, as well as in the Jerusalem building where the case was heard.

Tuesday marks a half-century since the start of the historic trial of Eichmann, the Nazi bureaucrat responsible for masterminding the logistics of Hitler’s “Final Solution” — the extermination of six million Jews.

The trial lasted eight months and, in December 1961, Eichmann was sentenced to death. He was hanged in Israel on May 31, 1962.

Israel’s cabinet said in a statement that the anniversary would be commemorated by official events in Jerusalem, Berlin and New York City.

“There will be three main ceremonies around the world,” it said.

“In Jerusalem, where the trial was held, at the Wansee Villa in Germany, where the Final Solution for the annihilation of the Jews was decided upon and in New York, where the largest single Jewish community in the world is concentrated.”

The statement did not specify the dates of the ceremonies or give other details.

via Israel, US, Germany mark 50 years since Nazi trial < German news | Expatica Germany.

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April 11, 2011 Posted by | Auschwitz, crime, history, social | Leave a comment