Israel’s secret service Mossad reveals Eichmann files

Israel’s secret service Mossad reveals Eichmann files

Israel’s secret service, Mossad, has opened its archives to furnish an exhibition revealing the story behind the capture of Adolf Eichmann, architect of the Holocaust, who was captured and hanged 50 years ago in Israel.

Photo: Adolf Eichmann, the bureaucratic mastermind of the Holocaust


Eichmann became infamous for his prominent part in the execution of 6 million Jews by the Nazis during World War II. He was captured by Mossad agents in Argentina in 1960 and following his conviction for crimes against humanity was executed in June 1962.

The exhibition at Beit Hatfutsot museum of the Jewish people in Tel Aviv, is displaying original Mossad documents, plans and accessories used during the operation and details how it was undertaken and carried out. The capture of Eichmann was one of the most important events in Israel’s history.


Avinoam Armoni, Director of Beit Hatfutshot Museum of The Jewish People:

„The importance of this exhibition is not so much in the spy story, in the capture, but in the lessons that need to be learned so that the world will never allow a monster like Eichmann and the machinery that he operated ever to emerge again,”


Adolf Hitler’s „final solution” was largely crafted and implemented by Eichmann but following the war he escaped and fled to Buenos Aires in 1950. He became the first and only person to be sentenced to death in the Jewish state.


The exhibition will travel around the world and will also be displayed U.N. headquarters in New York.