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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

This is Friday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2014 with 222 to follow.
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Fired Colo. professor loses appeal

DENVER, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A former Colorado University professor fired for comparing Sept. 11, 2001, victims to a Nazi propagandist lost an appeal Monday to get his job back.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 31, 2012.
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Israel remembers Holocaust victims

Israel remembers Holocaust victims

JERUSALEM, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A conference marking the 50th anniversary of the Adolf Eichmann trial is one of the events taking place in Israel to mark International Holocaust Day.
Report: Germany knew where top Nazi was

Report: Germany knew where top Nazi was

BERLIN, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The West German intelligence service might have known about Holocaust organizer Adolf Eichmann's whereabouts long before the Mossad snatched him in 1960.

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Ex-Mossad leader: Ahmadinejad targeted

Ex-Mossad leader: Ahmadinejad targeted

BERLIN, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The former Israeli Mossad agent who kidnapped Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina hinted the same fate may await Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Adolf Otto Eichmann (March 19, 1906 – May 31, 1962) was a German Nazi and SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust. Because of his organizational talents and ideological reliability, Eichmann was charged by Obergruppenführer (General) Reinhard Heydrich with the task of facilitating and managing the logistics of mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in German-occupied Eastern Europe.

After the war, he fled to Argentina using a fraudulently obtained laissez-passer issued by the International Red Cross and lived there under a false identity working for Mercedes-Benz until 1960. He was captured by Mossad operatives in Argentina and taken to Israel to face trial in an Israeli court on 15 criminal charges, including crimes against humanity and war crimes. He was found guilty and executed by hanging in 1962. He is the only person to have been executed in Israel on conviction by a civilian court.

Adolf Eichmann was born to a Lutheran family in Solingen, Germany. His parents were businessman and industrialist Adolf Karl Eichmann and Maria née Schefferling. After his mother died in 1914, his family moved to Linz, Austria. During the First World War, Eichmann's father served in the Austro-Hungarian Army. At the war's conclusion, Eichmann's father returned to the family and had a company in Linz. Eichmann left high school—Realschule—without having graduated and began training to become a mechanic, which he also discontinued. In 1923 he started working in the mining company of his father. From 1925 to 1927 he worked as a sales clerk for the Oberösterreichische Elektrobau AG and then until spring 1933 Eichmann worked as district agent for the Vacuum Oil Company AG, a subsidiary of Standard Oil. During this time he was a member of the Jungfrontkämpfervereinigung, the youth section of Hermann Hiltl's right-wing veterans movement. In July 1933 he moved back to Germany.

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