Today in history
In 1961, (former) Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death on this day. The execution was carried out nearly 6 months later. He was charged with facilitating the mass deportation of Jews to ghettos during World War II by an Israelian court. He denied these claims, though admitted to disliking Jews. However it was proven in court that he had said the words, “I will leap into my grave laughing because the feeling that I have five million human beings on my conscience is for me a source of extraordinary satisfaction”. He rejected a ‘last meal’ before his execution in 1962, and his last words are as follows: “Long live Germany. Long live Argentina. Long live Austria. These are the three countries with which I have been most connected and which I will not forget. I greet my wife, my family, and my friends. I am ready. We’ll meet again soon, as is the fate of all men. I die believing in God.” (x)

Today in history

In 1961, (former) Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death on this day. The execution was carried out nearly 6 months later. He was charged with facilitating the mass deportation of Jews to ghettos during World War II by an Israelian court. He denied these claims, though admitted to disliking Jews. However it was proven in court that he had said the words, “I will leap into my grave laughing because the feeling that I have five million human beings on my conscience is for me a source of extraordinary satisfaction”. He rejected a ‘last meal’ before his execution in 1962, and his last words are as follows: “Long live Germany. Long live Argentina. Long live Austria. These are the three countries with which I have been most connected and which I will not forget. I greet my wife, my family, and my friends. I am ready. We’ll meet again soon, as is the fate of all men. I die believing in God.” (x)

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