Mossad agent who captured Eichmann dies

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2 March 2005 , TEL AVIV - The legendary Israeli Mossad agent who captured Adolph Eichmann, Peter Malkin, has died in New York aged 77, the Israeli Ha'aretz daily reported on Wednesday. Malkin and several other Mossad agents abducted Eichmann, who escaped from post-war Germany and was living in Buenos Aires, on his way home from work in 1960. In 1961, Eichmann stood trial in Israel and became the only person ever to receive the death sentence in the Jewish state. The former SS officer who oversaw the deport

2 March 2005 

TEL AVIV - The legendary Israeli Mossad agent who captured Adolph Eichmann, Peter Malkin, has died in New York aged 77, the Israeli Ha'aretz daily reported on Wednesday.

Malkin and several other Mossad agents abducted Eichmann, who escaped from post-war Germany and was living in Buenos Aires, on his way home from work in 1960.

In 1961, Eichmann stood trial in Israel and became the only person ever to receive the death sentence in the Jewish state.

The former SS officer who oversaw the deportation of millions of Jews to the Nazi death camps was convicted of crimes against humanity and 14 other charges.

Born Zvi Malchin in the British Mandate of Palestine, Malkin spent his early childhood in Poland, but returned to Palestine in 1936, his official website said.

His sister, however, did not leave and she and her three children died in the Nazi Holocaust.

Malkin was a Mossad agent for 27 years and wrote several books, most notably the memoirs "Eichmann in my hands".

After his retirement, he took to painting, which he had earlier used as a cover during his Mossad years.

DPA

Subject: German news

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