US 'knew where Eichmann was hiding for years'

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DOCUMENTS released this week from a Munich archive show that the intelligence services in both America and Germany knew where Adolf Eichmann was hiding almost a decade before he was kidnapped and brought to trial.

Critics believe the decision not to arrest the man acknowledged as the supreme logistical mastermind of the Nazi Holocaust of six million Jews was taken to protect both German officials and pro-Nazi clergy in the Vatican who had helped him to escape.

The German national newspaper Bild reported yesterday that journalists had gained access to files held by the government intelligence service the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) showing officials knew where Eichmann was hiding under the alias of Ricardo Klement in Argentina as early as 1952....

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