Adolf Eichmann
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Mossad presents: Eichmann's abduction

Artifacts chronicling capture of Nazi criminal by Israeli secret service agents to be exposed to public for first time

A new mobile exhibit chronicling the abduction of Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann will go on the road on next month, displaying items collected by the Mossad, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.


The artifacts, many of which were never shown to the public, have been on display at the Mossad headquarters. On a recent visit to the command center, Minister Yossi Peled suggested that the items should be exhibited. After careful consideration, the secret service agreed to make the citizens of Israel privy to the details of the operation.


The exhibit's first stop will be none other than the Knesset. Starting December 15, public officials, employees and visitors of the parliament building will be able to view objects collected during one of the most famous operations in the history of Israeli espionage. The show will remain there for a month, before being moved to other locations that do not require security clearance.


The show includes equipment used by the Mossad agents during the operation, the blindfold that kept the war criminal in the dark while his captors took him to a temporary hideaway, the fake identification that was manufactured to fly him out of Argentina without being detected by the authorities and the keys to his Buenos Aires home.


The spies' fake IDs and the original verdict condemning Eichmann, signed by Jerusalem District Court judges, will be also on display, as well as photographs chronicling the kidnapping and Nazi's arrival in Israel.


Eichmann, who is credited with being one of the masterminds behind the Nazi Holocaust, was put in charge of implementing the "Final Solution" that aimed systematically kill off Europe's Jews, was captured in Argentina in 1960. After being taken to Israel, he was tried, convicted and executed.


Knesset Director-General Dan Landau said that due to the sensitivity of the issue, the exhibit will be under 24-hour surveillance.


"This will be the first time that the Mossad exposes one of its operations to the public," a Knesset spokesman said.



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