Friday 7 October 2011
Ups and downs today – confronting Adolph Eichman and finding a real person
I’ve watched some of the footage of Eichman’s trial and read some of the reports today. Grim reading. Yet again, as in the cases of Adolf Hitler and of Horst Wessel we find a person who couldn’t quite succeed on an ordinary level. Eichman left his secondary school without matriculating and seemed to drift form career to career. Finally he finds his niche and it involves murdering people. Then I moved on. I can find only one example in the whole of Germany of someone with the name of the son of one of the girls who wrote the letters. He lives just outside Nuremberg. Chances are very good that it is the right person. We shall see. It is very rewarding when you make these real connections with the history.