Adolf Eichmann

(redirected from Eichman)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to Eichman: Hannah Arendt

Eichmann, Adolf

(īkh`män), 1906–62, German National Socialist official. A member of the Austrian Nazi party, he headed the Austrian office for Jewish emigration (1938). His zeal in deporting Jews brought him promotion (1939) to chief of the Gestapo's Jewish section. Eichmann promoted the use of gas chambers for the mass extermination of Jews in concentration camps, and he oversaw the maltreatment, deportation, and murder of millions of Jews in World War II. Arrested by the Allies in 1945, he escaped and settled in Argentina. He was located by Israeli agents in 1960 and abducted to Israel, where he was tried (1961) and hanged for crimes against the Jewish people and against humanity.


See biography by D. Cesarani, Becoming Eichmann (2006); H. Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963, rev. ed. 2006); J. Donovan, Eichmann: Mastermind of the Holocaust (1978); P. Rassinier, The Real Eichmann Trial (1980); D. E. Lipstadt, The Eichmann Trial (2011); B. Stangneth, Eichmann before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer (2014).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Eichmann, Adolf


Born Mar. 19, 1906 in Solingen in the Rhineland; died June 1,1962, in Ramleh, Israel. Fascist German war criminal.

Eichmann joined the security service of the SS (Schutzstaffel) in 1934 and subsequently headed the subsection on Jewish affairs. In World War II he helped to draft and implement plans for the physical extermination of the Jewish population in Europe, and he was directly in charge of the shipment of Jews to concentration camps. After the defeat of fascist Germany, Eichmann fled to Argentina. In 1960 he was seized by agents of the Israeli intelligence service. Eichmann was sentenced to death after being tried by a court in Jerusalem and was executed in the prison in the city of Ramleh.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
En esta inversion de la ley, como Eichman, despues de ejercer su trabajo diligentemente, ella vuelve a la comodidad del hogar, mientras que al hacer su trabajo la preceptora comienza a sentirse demasiado comoda, incluso a gozar de un placer escatologico cuando vigila a los estudiantes desde la rendija del bano: "apenas se mete en el bano empieza a sentirse bien, no importa si antes de hacerlo no estaba teniendo un buen dia y no importa que no vaya a tenerlo despues de que salga de ahi" (169).
UHF, however, offers lower memory capacity, Eichman notes, and manufacturers are more likely to need help from a system integrator.
Eichman presents her arguments carefully and meticulously, and she provides ample footnotes for specialists in late imperial Chinese Buddhism.
Zhigang Hua, Hunter Shu, Allen Xu, Barry Zheng, and Aaron Yang, Dow Chemical Company (China); and Zhenwen Fu, Andrew Hejl, Henry Eichman, and Kiran Baikerikar, Dow Chemical Company (USA);
With an established career spanning 12-years, Eichman has generated approximately $250 million in real estate sales.
Eichman, "The History, Biology and Medical Aspects of Leprosy," The American Biology Teacher, 61:7 (1999) p.
Deines, Joseph Bittner, and Glenda Eichman, "The Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project," Issues in Accounting Education, vol.
Murmelstein asserts he survived to bear witness to Theresienstadt (likening himself to the one princess in One Thousand and One Nights who survives to tell her tale) but also to Eichman.n with whom he dealt with over several years, and to his vicious determination and devotion to the eradication of European Jewry, beginning with his plans for 'resettlement' at their expense in 1938, enriching himself along the way through emigration taxes, the selling of retirement flats, transportation fees etc.
"If body dumped at sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman like.
Thank goodness." And one message read: "If body dumped at sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman [sic] like.
Harley JP, Ray RS, Tomasi L, Eichman PL, Matthews CG, Chun R, et al.
In an analysis of effect of the NWFP on county employment growth and net migration, Eichman et al.