57 years ago today, the verdict was read in the trial of Adolf Eichmann. Gabriel Bach, born in Germany in 1927 and educated in Berlin’s Theodore Herzl School on Adolf Hitler Square, was one of the prosecutors in the case. These are his stories.
Seventy-four years to the day after Nazi Germany’s occupation of Hungary, we are not done defending the truth of what happened in Budapest, of how Otto Komoly carried himself in the war, and whether Rudolf Kasztner’s ‘Blood for Goods’ rescue train was a noble or morally abhorrent act
On May 29, 1962, two days before he was hanged, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann wrote a plea to Israeli President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, arguing that he was a ‘mere instrument’ in the effort to exterminate Europe’s Jews