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Eichmann Explained

eichmann at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['aıkmən]

Eichmann at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

Adolf (1906-62) an Austrian Nazi who, during World War II, was one of the main people responsible for sending Jewish people to concentration camps, where millions of them died. After the war he escaped, but he was finally caught,found guilty of war crimes, and executed in 1962. //

Eichmann at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

German Nazi official. In 1932 he joined the Nazi Party and became a member of H. Himmler's SS organization. In World War II he organized the identification, assembly, and transportation of Jews to Auschwitz and other death camps. In 1945 he was captured by U.S. troops but escaped and eventually settled in Argentina. In 1960 he was arrested near Buenos Aires and taken to Israel, where he was tried as a war criminal, with huge worldwide publicity, and hanged for his part in the Holocaust.

Eichmann at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Eichmann
n : Austrian who became the Nazi official who administered the
concentration camps where millions of Jews were murdered
during World War II (1906-1962) [syn: {Adolf Eichmann}, {Karl
Adolf Eichmann}]

Eichmann at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

After Category: w - :Karl Adolf Eichmann|Karl Adolf Eichmann (1906–1962), "the architect of the Category: w - :Holocaust|Holocaust".

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • One who willingly participates in immoral or destructive actions without ethical qualms because the actions are acceptable to society.
    1. 1968, William Phillips, A sense of the present
    2. : Hence, no special moral or political perversion is required to produce an Eichmann; it might be said that there are thousands of potential Eichmanns.
    3. 1992, Ian Shapiro, Political Criticism
    4. : Their arguments usually involve holding variants of the claim that the life of an Eichmann or a Stalin could not have been an integrated one...
    5. 1996, Lenore Langsdorf, Stephen H Watson, E Marya Bower, Phenomenology, interpretation, and community‎
    6. : One can imagine an Eichmann who was capable of questioning the meaning of this or that defense for his actions that he might give...
    7. 2004, Alan P. Lightman, Daniel R Sarewitz, Christina Desser, Living with the Genie: essays on technology and the quest for human mastery‎
    8. : Does the notion of a scientific gaze and the impersonality of method allow for an Eichmann in the scientist in all of us?
    9. 2005, Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi, The worlds of Herman Kahn: the intuitive science of thermonuclear war‎
    10. : "I've been accused of playing an Eichmann-like role in supporting an evil policy."

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