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Caçando Eichmann

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Elaborado com base em documentos recém-divulgados e uma nova e meticulosa pesquisa, "Caçando Eichmann" é a primeira narrativa completa da história de como um dos mais famosos criminosos do regime nazista foi perseguido, capturado e levado a julgamento. Quando os exércitos aliados chegaram a Berlim em 1945, Adolph Eichmann, gerente operacional da "solução final" para exterm ...more
383 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Objetiva (first published January 1st 2009)
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Aug 14, 2016 Negin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Israel and love that country dearly. When my husband and I were newlyweds almost 20 years ago, we were channel surfing one night and saw a fabulous documentary on how Eichmann was found and brought to justice. I think it was the first time I really paid any attention to the story.

It was only recently that I heard about this book and I’m so glad that I did. It’s truly well-written and thoroughly researched. Even though I knew how it would all end, I wa
Feb 24, 2014 Bandit rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't read nearly as much nonfiction as I would like, but this book just appeared by pure happenstance and sounded too interesting not to check out. As it turns out I'd read a lot more nonfiction, if more nonfiction books were like this. Meticulously researched (notes and the bibliography list goes on and on), terrifically told with all the dynamic pacing and heart pumping excitement and suspense of the best of thrillers, but made so much more interesting and compelling by the fact that it act ...more
Jul 16, 2013 Tony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
HUNTING EICHMANN. (2009). Neal Bascomb. ****.
This is a well-written and focused exploration of how Eichmann was located, hunted down, and captured by the Israelis from his hideout in Argentina. After a short overview of Eichmann’s personal history while growing up and then to his career within Hitler’s Third Reich, the story directs its attention to the planning involved in his capture and subsequent transport to Israel. Although most of us of a certain age remember the headlines of the period,
Ina Cawl
Feb 26, 2016 Ina Cawl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
you cannot run from your history and your victims
Trev Twinem
Jan 14, 2011 Trev Twinem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hunting Eichmann is an edge of the seat tense adventure story, and made all the more exciting when you realize that this is a true account of the life and eventual death of a notorious nazi killer. There is no more greater satisfaction than seeing someone of great evil being made to pay for his crimes and few people in history have been guilty of more crimes than Adolf Eichmann. He was the operational manager of the genocide that saw the dispatch and murder of some six million jews during the se ...more
One very good and fast paced book, even though you know the outcome, the author does a fine job of creating tension. Once wheels were up, I breathed a sigh of relief.. A remarkable book..
May 04, 2014 Marsha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In 1960 my mother was asked to go back to the Memphis area from NC by her former boss Mr. Herzog. He wanted her to run his business while he and his wife went to Isreal for Eichmann 's trial. I was nine years old at the time and had no knowledge of WWII and the Holocaust. My mother said the Herzog family went to spit on Eichmann because all of their families had been killed in the camps. I couldn't understand why that was so important. It started me on a lifetime of reading all I could on the wa ...more
Mike Knox
Jul 12, 2009 Mike Knox rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
An intense tale of the quest to bring Adolf Eichmann, the operational manager of the Final Solution, to justice.

Made me think of what a great thing it is that Christ will bring the world to justice. All oppressors will be justly dealt with; all innocent suffers will be vindicated.

Contains a powerful quote from Robert Jackson, the lead American prosecutor at the Nuremberg trial. In his opening statement he said:

The privilege of opening the first trial in history for crimes against the peace of th
I haven't read Tom Clancy, so I don't know if the blurb on the back cover is correct.

I wouldn't describe the book as a thriller, though the story is told very well. It makes a good companion piece to the essay in The Norton Reader: An Anthology of Nonfiction written by one of the "hunters". Bascomb doesn't waste words and doesn't waste description. He also is kind enough to presume that his reader has basic background knowledge, so he doesn't give unneeded explanations. Outside of the hunt for E
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Sehr interessantes Buch, wenn man wie ich noch nichts über die Jagd auf Adolf Eichmann gesehen oder gelesen hatte.
Es liest sich wie ein Thriller. Es dreht sich zwar alles um die Menschenjagd aber nebenbei erfährt man auch eine Menge geschichtlichen Kontext.
Nur nach hinten raus hat es Bascomp etwas künstlich spannend gemacht mit dem El Al - Flug. Das hätte er kürzen können und stattdessen den Prozess etwas mehr beleuchten können. Aber dafür gibt es ja andere Bücher (z.B. von Hannah Arendt).
Todd Stockslager
Jun 05, 2015 Todd Stockslager rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
I rarely rate nonfiction five stars ("What a classic" on my personal rating scale), but Hunting Eichmann deserves this highest accolade in every way.

1. The importance of the subject. Six million people were murdered in Europe during World War II by the German government, under the leadership and direction of Adolf Hitler, at the administrative hand of Adolf Eichmann who crafted and carried out the Final Solution. Multiplying adjectives such as Jewish, refugees, deportees, old, young, infirm, inc
This is an excellent true story that's a gripping read that you can't hardly put down. Author Neal Bascomb tells the story of Adolf Eichmann, who was the operational commander of the Holocaust. "Hunting Eichamnn" tells the incredible story of how Eichmann fled Europe in 1945 and was ultimately brought to justice in 1961.

The reader knows the ultimate outcome of the story at the beginning--Eichmann is captured. But the tale on how it came to be is so incredible as to a great case of "truth is stra
Oct 07, 2015 Tung rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
When we think of the monstrous leaders from WWII Germany, we think of Hitler, Goebbels, Goring, and Mengele; we should also consider Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann was one of the SS leaders specifically in charge of carrying out Hitler’s Final Solution. He was most known for clearing out Jewish people from Hungary and sending them off to concentration camps. This book details the search for Eichmann after his escape from Germany at the end of the war. Bascomb details how the Israeli secret service rec ...more
Regina Lindsey
Hunting Eichmann by Neal Bascomb
4 Stars

The world’s view of bringing Nazi war criminals to justice changed drastically between 1945 and 1960. The US and Great Britain were in the throes of the Cold War and responsibility was relegated to Germany, who had allowed numerous former Nazis to hold important government posts. In 1960 former Nazis accounted for 1/3 of the cabinet and eight served as foreign ambassadors. So, when Adolf Eichmann was suspected of hiding in the enclave of an Argentinian Germ
Brian DiMattia
Apr 30, 2010 Brian DiMattia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From other recent histories, and the way this book is described, you'd expect it to be a thriller. But Neal Bascomb seems to realize early on the difficulty of writing it that way and maintaining the "action," especially with a decade long break in the middle. Instead, he proceeds to write a study of ordinary people, who became involved in momentous events.

Adolf Eichmann was an officer in the German SS during World War II, and "architect" of the murder of well more than six million human beings.
Aug 13, 2009 Judy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having listened to and loved another book by Neal Bascomb, "The Perfect Mile," and having read some very positive reviews of this book, I was a bit disappointed. This is the story of the sixteen-year search for Adolf Eichmann, major operative in Hitler's "Final Solution for the Jewish Problem." His nickname is "architect of the Holocaust," and he was particularly active in Hungary, where he sent over 400,000 Jews to their deaths in the gas chambers. It was originally thought he was killed at the ...more
Nov 26, 2009 Caitlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
Adolf Eichmann was the model for Hannah Arendt's banality of evil. Kafka could not have written a more bloodless bureaucrat than Eichmann - the Chief Operating Officer of the Final Solution. Although he was manifestly responsible for the deaths of 6 million or more Jews, Communists, prisoners of war, Gypsies, political dissidents, homosexuals, mentally retarded people, and anyone else who had the misfortune to be caught in the wheels of the Nazi system, he never accepted responsibility. He was j ...more
Nov 22, 2012 Jerome rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Years ago I read a brief description of the operation to kidnap Eichmann and bring him to Israel. With the release of this book I thought I'd take a deeper interest in what happened, how the operation was organized, and the background to the entire event. In the end I think this book delivers. Although the research is there, the book lacks in the usual endnote citations a scholarly work includes. Rather you can follow page numbers in the back and try to see which few words, designating the begin ...more
Oct 22, 2013 Dolores rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing, true story about the search for and capture of Adolph Eichmann, the Nazi who was responsible for implementing Hitler's Final Solution.

This reads like a suspense novel that you can't stop reading, even though you know the ending. Eichmann's background and his notorious war deeds are reviewed, as well his self-serving justification for his actions.

The book also tells the story and background of the Israelis agents of Mossad, the Israeli version of the CIA, who were involved in
Apr 30, 2012 Relstuart rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, politics
After reading The House on Garibaldi Street, about the capture of Eichmann written by the head Mossad agent I was concerned this book might just feel like a re-hash.

However, this book told more of the story of who Eichmann was before the capture and it talked about the international reaction after his capture. It also discussed the trial and the results on the nation of Israel.

One of the interesting things is reading about how he justified his actions. He stated that he felt he was right with
Pedro Gustavo Gomes Andrade
Há mais de 50 anos atrás, Adolph Eichmann, um ex-oficial nazista fugitivo, foi seqüestrado num subúrbio de Buenos Aires próximo à sua residência na Argentina por agentes do Mossad, o serviço secreto israelense. Logo após, foi julgado e condenado à morte em Jerusalém por sua contribuição ao holocausto, nesta que foi a primeira e única aplicação da pena de morte em toda a história de Israel. Os relatos dessa operação, contudo, somente vieram à tona há pouco tempo. Sabe-se hoje, por exemplo, que a ...more
Mar 18, 2011 Joshua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
Rare five star for me. This non-fiction book by Neal Bascomb concerns locating, capturing and putting on trial one of the key Nazis who escaped from Germany after WWII--Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann was in charge of orchestrating the removal of Jews from Hungary and other locations and getting them to the death/labor camps. Millions died as a result of his zealousness. The book covers his wartime efforts, his escape to Argentina aided by sort of an "underground railroad" via Catholic churches to the ...more
Molly Mccombs
Oct 22, 2015 Molly Mccombs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A thought provoking page turner and an especially good read during a time when demagoguery is being used AGAIN as a political ploy. Highly Recommended.
This is an incredibly interesting book. It covers Eichmann's background and escape from Europe, his being found in Argentina and his subsequent capture by Israeli agents. What was so interesting was the detail of care and planning that went into positively identifying Eichmann and organizing his capture. Not to mention smuggling him out of Argentina and back to Israel on a flight who's distance hadn't been tried before. Sometimes you wanted to captors to get on with things but you could also und ...more
Nov 14, 2015 Brian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
Adolf Eichmann, infamous as the operations manager of the Final Solution to exterminate European Jewry in WWII, was controversially brought to trial by the government of Israel in 1961. Their quest to bring him to justice, when a lot of the world wanted to forget about the Holocaust, is the subject of this great new book by Neal Bascomb. I had read Isser Harel's dry, by-the-numbers account The House on Garibaldi Street years ago but this book is full of background, political intrigue, and suspen ...more
Jul 20, 2015 Strawfoot rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty riveting account of the hunt for the monster Eichmann.
Oct 21, 2015 Celia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: WW2 buffs
Shelves: world-war-2
This book made me cry twice. It's really not that kind of book, but after reading about what all the Mossad agents had personally been through during the Holocaust, a couple passages in the ending totally got me.

The extremely talented Mossad and Shin Bet agents that were part of this historical capture were fascinating. They make the actors in spy movies look like jokes. It's almost inconceivable how much skill, time, effort, money, and manpower is needed for this kind of operation. Bascomb does
David Colton
Jun 07, 2011 David Colton is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating and reads like a good action film without explosions and violence. The dark undertones of devoting a period of time to finding one of the world's most evil men spills into the lives of those who searh as well as the reader. This is not an easy read but I was compelled to read this book as I was 12 when he was found and heard my parents talk about it as well as saw reports on the media. This was a profound awakening for me as to the harm that one humnan being can do to others. Thoroug ...more
Jeff Swystun
Nov 26, 2015 Jeff Swystun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two things struck me in reading this well-told history. First, the Eichmann trial was the catalyst for the world truly understanding the magnitude of Nazi crimes. Following WW2 there was such fatigue that recognition or acceptance of what took place was not front and centre. When Israel stood Eichmann up in the dock in 1961, the world had to confront what had taken place. Second, the author ably demonstrates that Eichmann was unrepentant to the end. This comes across as arrogance, superiority an ...more
Brian Von
Mar 19, 2015 Brian Von rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well researched hard to believe story about the Nazi architect of the final solution flee from Europe, hiding in Argentina, and the Mossad (Israelis secret service) covert hunt to capture him and bring him to justice. It is a fascinating story and the characters are well researched and described which is a plus and minus of the book. It reads a bit cumbersome and at times you just want to get on with the story rather than reading about how one character was thinking and feeling vs. another cha ...more
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Neal Bascomb is a national award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of a number of books, all non-fiction narratives, all focused on inspiring stories of adventure or achievement. His work has been translated into over 18 languages, featured in several documentaries, and optioned for major film and television projects.

Born in Colorado and raised in St. Louis, he is the product of public
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“We will bring Adolf Eichmann to Jerusalem,” Harel said, striking the table, “and perhaps the world will be reminded of its responsibilities. It will be recognized that, as a people, we never forgot. Our memory reaches back through recorded history. The memory book lies open, and the hand still writes.” 0 likes
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