Rafi Eitan obituary

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Former Israeli spymaster who captured the SS officer Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires in a daring 1960 secret mission

On 11 May 1960 Israeli agents kidnapped a middle-aged man called Ricardo Klement while he was walking home from a bus stop in a suburb of Buenos Aires; Klement was bundled into a car and taken to a safe house, where he admitted that his real name was Adolf Eichmann, the SS officer who played a leading role in implementing Hitler’s “final solution”.

In charge of the snatch squad was Rafi Eitan, who was to become a leading figure in Israel’s intelligence community. The capture of Eichmann and his subsequent trial in Jerusalem marked a great leap forward in popular understanding of the Holocaust.

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