Operation Eichmann: The Truth about the Pursuit, Capture and Trial
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Operation Eichmann: The Truth about the Pursuit, Capture and Trial

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On May 24, 1960, David Ben-Gurion, prime minister and founder of Israel, stood before the Knesset and made a startling announcement: "I have to inform the Knesset that, some time ago, Israeli security forces found one of the greatest Nazi criminals, Adolf Eichmann, who, together with other Nazi leaders, is responsible for what they termed the Endl?sung [Final Solution] of...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Wiley (first published October 21st 1997)
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Cheryl M-M
If you are looking for a hyped up version of the capture of Eichmann, filled with James Bond like scenarios, then this isn't the book for you.
Instead Zvi Aharoni gives his own factual account of the events in a clear concise manner. Granted it isn't superbly exciting, but then it doesn't have to be. The content and events within speak for themselves.
To give the reader a complete picture of historical events and the subsequent reasons for finding Eichmann, Aharoni takes us back to the beginning a...more
Christoph Fischer
"Operation Eichmann" was a surprisingly powerful read. It begins with a detailed account of the author and his family's escape from Nazi Germany in the 1930s, with much background information about the politics behind the anti-semitic measures taken in Germany. It also describes in much detail Eichmann's career and private life. More insight is offered about the establishment of the state Israel, Mossad and the internal decisions to hunt down Eichmann, finally the search itself and the repercuss...more
Nick Wass
I very much enjoyed this book and found it hard to put down.

The book seems a fair account of how the infant Israeli secret service located and captured Eichmann. There was plenty of background to both the operation and on Eichmann himself. Much of this a revelation in itself, particularly how Eichmann managed to get out of Germany and to Argentina. (The Vatican).

It is not a book full of secret agent type stuff but instead is a genuine look at what is of course weeks of boring surveillance and p...more
David
It's obvious that OPERATION EICHMANN is a powerful, thrilling read, the subject matter all but guarantees it but what I like about the story is it's lack of sensationalism with regards to the manhunt. There's a lot of books out there about Adolf Eichmann, many of which either don't know or for some reason don't tell the full truth but Zvi's is a first person account wonderfully paced and operationally fascinating. There's a moment in the book that highlights that both sides need to learn from hi...more
Muhammad Syed
An in depth account on the life of a WWII war criminal. Whether the Germans were guilty of the macabre executions still to be decided as a myth or reality, however, one must salute the assiduous efforts of Israelis to bring to justice an individual seeking refuge from his misdeeds.

A must recommend to all prying on WWII war crimes.
Mark Fishpool
A fascinating insight into the tracking down and capture of an infamous nazi war criminal. Tells of all the successes and failures that took place, the dramatic moments and the weeks of painstaking work that went into it all.
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