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Inquiry Project: Book Annotation

The Nazi Hunters


Bascomb, Neal. The Nazi Hunters. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

The Nazi Hunters was a very interesting story that was based on true happenings. In
1945, at the end of World War II a man by the name of Adolf Eichmann who had been the head
of operations for the Nazis Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and
disappeared. He was one of the most highly sought escaped Nazis. Sixteen years later, a team
of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and took him to Israel. They put this man on
trial for the acts he committed against the Jewish people. It was one of the most important trials
of the century.
Survivor Simon Wiesenthal opened Eichmans case. Simon was a blind Argentinean and his
teenage daughter provided crucial information. This book was significant because for the first
time in history the Jews were able to tell the world their full story of the atrocities and the
annihilation against their people. The book describes details about license plate changes, secret
car compartments and travel plans and airplane routes. It was a 15 year process that led to the
the discovery of Adolf Eichmann.
Nazis on the Run
Steinacher, Gerald. Nazis on the Run: How Hitler's Henchmen Fled Justice. Oxford,
U.K.: Oxford UP, 2011. Print.
After World War 11 had ended many of the Nazi war criminals and SS members were able to
escape Europe. There were many displaced citizens at that time that were given help by either
the Red Cross and the Vatican. Adolf Eichmann was one of the most highly sought after Nazis
to flee Europe. He pretended to be from a stateless area that was German speaking, Italian

controlled Tyrol. He was able to secure a travel pass from the Red Cross and received the help
of the Catholic Church and was able to move far away. At that time Argentina was hiding many
of the Nazi war Criminals. The Red Cross also helped many Jews escape to Palestine and also
helped the ex-Nazis to obtain travel passes in order to escape Europe. the Red Cross was
unaware of what they were doing, they were not very good at checking identities.
The Soviet Union was also recruiting Nazis after WW11 ended to help them fight the Cold
War.
Schindlers List
Schindler's List. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Prod. Steven Spielberg. By Steven Zaillian. Perf.
Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes. Universal Pictures, 1993.
Schindlers list is about a member of the Nazi party who helped aid in the rescue of 1,200
Jews during the Holocaust. He owned a pot making factory where he hired Jews to work. He
was a kind man who never harmed any of the Jews.
Website
"The Aftermath of the Holocaust." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United
States Holocaust Memorial Council, 20 June 2014. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.
When the war ended in 1945 and the American and Soviet troops entered the concentration
camps, they found bones, and human ashes, evidence to Nazi mass murder. There were also
many who survived. Most of these survivors were sick and so severely traumatized. The
thought of now moving back to their homes seemed impossible. There was not much opportunity
for immigration and now there were tens of thousands of homeless Holocaust survivors. They
were housed in hundreds of refugee centers mostly in Germany.
Website

"What Became of the Perpetrators?" What Happened to the Perpetrators? N.p., n.d. Web. 18
Dec. 2014.
When World War II had ended, it was time to bring about justice to those who had been
accused of war crimes. The trials were held from October 1945 to October 1946. The trials were
held in Nuremberg, Germany. These trials were very well known around the world. Many of
those that were tried were not convicted and went back to their lives prior to the war. Out of the
177 tried only 97 were convicted. Other Nazis fled to other countries outside of Europe.