‘eichmann of Galicia’ Captured, Traced by Jewish Investigator

A Jewish investigator who tracked down Adolf Eichmann, also carried out a joint operation with West German police which resulted in the arrest of a former SS official, known as the “Eichmann of Galicia,” it was reported today.

State Prosecutor Angiburger identified the prisoner as SS Lieut. Col. Richard Kokita. Hundreds of witnesses have given evidence of massacres allegedly carried out by Kokita in Poland.

Kokita was tracked down by Israeli agents, following a clue provided by a former British war crimes officer. They found Kokita under a false name in Hamburg, where he had been earning a living playing a violin in a night club.

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