Israel to reveal previously unpublished Eichmann papers

Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann shows on a map the locations of the extermination camps in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, during the first day of his 1961 trial in an Israeli court in JerusalemIsrael’s President Reuven Rivlin is to make public on Wednesday previously unreleased documents including a handwritten request for clemency from Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Rivlin’s office said in a statement that the request to then president Yitzhak Ben-Zvi would be presented at a ceremony at Rivlin’s official Jerusalem residence to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In the petition, written after he was brought to Israel in 1960, then tried, convicted and sentenced to death the following year, Eichmann says that the Israeli court overstated his role in organising the logistics of Hitler’s “Final Solution” which involved the extermination of six million Jews.

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