Eichmann Adolf

Related to Eichmann Adolf: Karl Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt

Eich·mann

 (īk′mən, īKH′-, īKH-män′), Adolf 1906-1962.
German Nazi official who as head of the Gestapo's Jewish section (1939-1945) was chiefly responsible for the murder of millions of Jews during World War II. After the war he fled to South America, was captured by the Israeli secret service (1960), and was tried and executed in Israel.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.