Berlin rejects demand to unlock secret-service file on Eichmann





Berlin rejected Wednesday a demand to unlock an intelligence agency file on Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, who was caught by Israeli agents in Argentina, tried and hanged in 1962.

The mass-circulation newspaper Bild this month published a 1952 record from the West German intelligence agency saying Eichmann was in Argentina and his residence was known to an ex-Nazi group there.

At the time, Germany was saying his whereabouts were unknown.

Manfred Grund, whip of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, told parliament some secret-service files dealing with Eichmann must remain secret. He said the intelligence agency, or BND, would brief a parliamentary oversight committee next week....



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