Adolf Eichmann Quotes
Otto Adolf Eichmann (pronounced [??to ?a?d?lf ?a??çman]; 19 March 1906 – 1 June 1962) was a German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust. Eichmann was tasked by SS-Obergruppenführer (general/lieutenant general) Reinhard Heydrich with facilitating and managing the logistics involved in the mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in German-occupied Eastern Europe during World War II. In 1960, Eichmann was captured in Argentina by the Mossad, Israel's intelligence service. Following a widely publicised trial in Israel, he was found guilty of war crimes and hanged in 1962
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Long live Germany. Long live Austria. Long live Argentina. These are the countries with which I have been most closely associated and I shall not forget them. I had to obey the rules of war and my flag. I am ready.
I was one of the many horses pulling the wagon and couldn't escape left or right because of the will of the driver.
I never did anything, great or small, without obtaining in advance express instructions from Adolf Hitler or any of my superiors.
Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated on being obedient is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one's own need to think.
I am certain, however, that those responsible for the murder of millions of Germans will never be brought to justice.
Adolf Hitler may have been wrong all down the line, but one thing is beyond dispute: the man was able to work his way up from lance corporal in the German Army to FÃ¼hrer of a people of almost 80 million. ... His success alone proved that I should subordinate myself to this man.
“I witnessed the gruesome workings of the machinery of death; gear meshed with gear, like clockwork,”
“Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated on being obedient and taking orders is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one's need to think.”
“We shall meet again. I have believed in God. I obeyed the laws of war and was loyal to my flag.”
I will leap into my grave laughing because the feeling that I have five million human beings on my conscience is for me a source of extraordinary satisfaction.
From my childhood, obedience was something I could not get out of my system. When I entered the armed service at the age of twenty-seven, I found being obedient not a bit more difficult than it had been during my life to that point. It was unthinkable that I would not follow orders.