Landmark Ruling Court Puts Pressure on Germany to Open Adolf Eichmann Files

Germany's secret service has lost a court battle to keep secret thousands of potentially embarrassing files on Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann. Even though it remains unclear when and how many of the files will be opened, the ruling sets a precedent that could force Germany to reveal the full extent of collusion between West German authorities and fugitive Nazis half a century ago.
Guilty -- Adolf Eichmann during his trial in Jerusalem in 1961.

Guilty -- Adolf Eichmann during his trial in Jerusalem in 1961.

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