The Center of Documentation of Nazi Crimes here reported today it had received information indicating that Adolf Eichmann, a key figure in the Nazi slaughter of 6,000,000 European Jews, has been seen in the oil-rich Arab state of Kuwait. Eichmann was the head of the "Jewish Department" of the notorious Gestapo.
The Haifa Center said it obtained this information about Eichmann, who was a deputy of Heinrich Himmler and who has been sought since the Nazi regime was destroyed in 1945, from West German authorities.
If the reports are confirmed, it was indicated that West German authorities may demand Eichmann for trial in West Germany as a war criminal. It was also reported that a number of Jewish groups made several attempts to assassinate him and that since his disappearance many Jews have tried to locate him and take revenge for his orders which sent millions of Jews to the gas chambers and crematoria.
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