Israel to show secret items from Eichmann capture

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Posted: Dec 01, 2011 11:19 AM
Israel to show secret items from Eichmann capture

Israel says it's bringing artifacts from its 1960 capture of Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann out of the shadows.

Israel's Mossad spy agency is putting original items from Eichmann's capture on display at parliament this month.

Parliament spokesman Yotam Yakir said Thursday that the exhibit will open Dec. 12 in Jerusalem, then will travel to other Israeli venues. Details of the exhibition are being kept classified.

Eichmann, known as the "architect of the Holocaust" for his role in coordinating the Nazi genocide policy, fled Germany after WWII and was captured in Argentina by Mossad agents. His 1961 trial captured world attention.

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An exhibit this year at Israel's Holocaust memorial included never before seen items such as Eichmann's glasses and wallet.