The Nazi Hunters

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This is a true story about a group of people who captured Adolf Eichmann, the person who ordered the death of six million Jews during WWII. The book starts with the story of a Jew whose family was killed by Eichmann’s men. It continues by explaining what happened to Eichmann after the war. He fled to Argentina and lived under an assumed name with his family. The book covers a fifteen-year period, and jumps around a lot; it tells about several people who were essential to his capture. One man’s teenage daughter dated one of Eichmann’s sons for a while, but when they realized it was Adolf Eichmann, they contacted the Israeli police, because they realized the Argentine government was sympathetic to Nazis. After the agent they contacted disregarded their story, another man picked up the trail and asked the MOSSAD (the Israeli secret police) to help track him down. Eichmann was eventually apprehended, and executed in 1962.

It was interesting to read about the components that went into capturing him, like the struggles that the countries were going through (Argentina, Germany, Israel). The book was written in a gripping, fascinating way, with great dramatic tension.

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Author Neal Bascomb
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books
Publish Date 8/27/2013
ISBN 9780545430999
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Issue January 2014
Category Young Adult


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