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Yad Vashem Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Eichmann Trial

Operation Eichmann

Capturing Eichmann

Eichmann with covered eyes led to El Al plane, on the way to Israel, 1960 El Al Brittania 4x plane, enabling direct flight from Argentina to Israel, 1960

The snatch team included: Rafi Eitan, Peter Malkin, Zvi Aharoni, and Moshe Tabor.  The operation was carried out under the command of Mossad chief Isser Harel with the backing of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. After seizing Eichmann close to his Garibaldi street home in a suburb of Buenos Aires, his captors rushed him to a place of concealment. Under interrogation, Eichmann admitted his true identity and signed a document giving his consent to stand trial in Israel. Eleven days later he was clandestinely flown to Israel on an El Al airliner.





The online exhibition was made possible through the generous support of:

Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany works to secure compensation and restitution for survivors of the Holocaust.

Since 1951, the Claims Conference - working in partnership with the State of Israel - has negotiated for and distributed payments from Germany, Austria, other governments, and certain industry; recovered unclaimed German Jewish property; and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism.