War Guilt Expiation

Archive Report

New Debate Over Nazi War Criminals

Almost 20 YEARS after V-E Day, the shadow of the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler still looms over Germany and over Europe and the world. Various events have occurred in the past few years to keep fresh the memory of Nazi rule. Prominent among them have been the apprehension by Israeli agents in 1960 of Adolf Eichmann, who had had a leading part in administering the Nazi program for deportation of millions of Jews to the gas chambers; Eichmann's long trial in 1961, which recalled and re-emphasized horrors of the Nazis' “final solution” of Europe's Jewish problem; and his execution in 1962. Trials of other former Nazi officials by West German authorities also have given widespread publicity to descriptions ...

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