The day Adolf Eichmann was convicted – level 2

15-12-1961

Adolf Eichmann was a Nazi, and one of the main organizers of the Holocaust during World War II. He organized the transport of many European Jews to the gas chambers.

When the war was over, Eichmann decided to run away to Argentina, and he started a new life there. His wife and three children also came to Argentina.

Nobody knew about Adolf Eichmann for years. Then, a girl from a Jewish family in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was going out with a young man with the same surname, Eichmann. She started to think that his father might be a former Nazi. The Nazi hunters got this information.

Israel sent special agents to Argentina. They caught Eichmann and transported him secretly to Israel. He was taken to court. Eichmann was found guilty of many crimes. On December 15, 1961, he got a sentence – death penalty by hanging.

Difficult words: Nazi (a member of the National Socialist Party in Germany), Holocaust (the killing of millions of Jews and other people by the Nazis), chamber (a room used for a special purpose or reason), surname (a last name), former (past), Nazi hunter (a person who tries to find former Nazis), guilty (responsible for a crime), sentence (a punishment given by a judge).

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