Rafi Eitan, Adolf Eichmann, and a kidnapping that stunned the world
Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi architect of the Holocaust, was executed on June 1, 1962
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The passing of Rafi Eitan, the man who led the 1960 Mossad operation to capture Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, renewed interest in one of the boldest and most controversial intelligence missions ever mounted. Eichmann, the architect of the Holocaust, was kidnapped in Argentina and spirited back to Israel to stand trial for war crimes. He was hanged in 1962.
Browse this gallery and find out more about Eitan and the former SS officer who never expressed remorse for the crimes he committed.
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