Adolf Eichmann With Books - BE053015 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. Original caption:4/1961- Jerusalem, Israel- Adolf Eichmann, close-ups in Teggart Fortress prior to his removal to Jerusalem Court House.
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in his prison cell April 15, 1961 in Ramle, central Israel. The Israeli police donated Eichmann's original handprints, fingerprints and mugshot to Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial ahead of Israel's annual Holocaust remembrance day May 4, 2005 which this year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Nazi's World War II defeat in 1945.
Today in History: 26 August 1938: Adolf Eichmann Sets Up Central Office for Jewish Emigration in Austria
Most of the Hatvany Collection, between 250 and 500 pieces, was looted on the orders of Holocaust organizer Adolf Eichmann, who was in Hungary in 1944 and instituted a policy of arresting Jews and then releasing them in exchange for property. He also shipped 400,000 of them to Auschwitz, where they were gassed almost upon arrival.
Expedition seeks to unearth £500m worth of masterpieces buried by Nazi looters in mine