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Eichmann in my hands
Malkin, Peter Z.
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New York, N.Y. : Warner Books, [1990]

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xiv, 272 pages ; 24 cm
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Author Notes

Harry Stein has written for "Esquire", "The New York Times", "GQ", "Playboy", "New York", "Sports Illustrated", & many other publications. He has also written a column for "TV Guide" since 1992. His books include the nonfiction works "Eichmann in My Hands", "One of the Guys", "Ethics (and other Liabilities)", as well as the novels "Hoopla" & "The Magic Bullet". He lives in New York.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

In May 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents ended a 12-year search by capturing the notorious SS leader Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires and flying him to Israel to stand trial for his part in the destruction of six million Jews. During the chaotic days after World War II, Eichmann--using a false name--had escaped from a U.S. prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. In 1950, with the help of the Nazi underground and a Franciscan monk, Eichmann had fled to Buenos Aires aboard an Italian ship. Malkin, one of the Israeli agents, aided by coauthor Stein, gives a firsthand account of the thousands of details involved in the Nazi's capture: false passports, forged papers, safe houses, physical training of the agents, cars rented, cover stories, disguises, places to hide Eichmann between abduction and deportation. Although everyone knows the ending, this is a gripping and suspense-filled story told well--and one of perennial interest to library patrons. Bibliography; to be indexed. --George Cohen

Publisher's Weekly Review

Adolf Eichmann, ``architect of the Holocaust,'' was seized in Buenos Aires in 1960 by Israeli agents and spirited to Israel disguised as an El Al crewman. Malkin ( Carlos Must Die ) was the agent who made the actual capture. Writing with Stein ( One of the Guys ) he reveals how the most sought-after Nazi war criminal was located, apprehended and brought to trial. Particularly absorbing in this tense, exciting memoir, made possible by the expiration of the Israeli embargo on information about the case, are Malkin's reconstructions of his conversations with the prisoner. Eichmann, obedient and eager to please, comes across as a parody of the orders-worshipping WW II German military man: in one grimly hilarious passage he defecates ``by the numbers'' and requests permission to wipe himself. Eichmann was hanged in 1962, his ashes scattered at sea, ``ensuring that there would be no grave for Nazis, present or future, to turn into a shrine.'' First serial to Penthouse; Reader's Digest Condensed Books, BOMC and History Book Club selections. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved