Pardon Plea by Adolf Eichmann, Nazi War Criminal, Is Made Public

January 27, 2016 5:25 PM

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Pardon Plea by Adolf Eichmann, Nazi War Criminal, Is Made Public

JERUSALEM — After he was convicted and sentenced to death in Israel for his role in the annihilation of millions of Jews by Nazi Germany, Adolf Eichmann pleaded for his own life.

“There is a need to draw a line between the leaders responsible and the people like me forced to serve as mere instruments in the hands of the leaders,” pleaded Eichmann — the Nazi war criminal who oversaw the lethal logistics of the Holocaust — in a letter dated May 29, 1962, the day that Israel’s ...

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