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Early Life/Involvement in the Holocaust:Otto Adolf Eichmann was born in Solingen, Germany, on March 19, 1906. As a youth, hemoved with his family to Linz, Austria. There he completed his basic schooling and began training in mechanical engineering. He did not finish his studies. After leaving school Eichmann got a job in his father’s new company called Untersberg Mining Company, where he worked for several months. From 1925 to 1927 he worked as a sales clerk for a Radio Company, next, between 1927 and early 1933, Eichmann worked in Upper Austria and Salzburg as district agent for a Oil Company (Wikipedia,2017). After pressure from a friend named Ernst Kaltenbrunner Eichmann joined the Austrian Branch of the (NSDAP or the Nazi Party) on April 1, 1932, and hismembership of the SS was confirmed seven months later. A few months after the NSDAP seized power of the German government Eichmann lost his job due to staffing cutbacks at the Oil Company. Later in Austria the Nazi party was banned, these two events factored to why Eichmann moved back to Germany (Britannica, 2014).Eichmann got married to Veronika Liebl in 1935. One of Eichmann’s first involvement in the holocaust was after Hitler annexed Austria, Eichmann was sent Vienna to rid the city of Jews, one year later he was sent on similar mission except in the city of Prague(USHMM, 2012). Eichmann was also involved in the Wannsee Conference which was a conference to organize the logistics of the ‘final solution’, Eichmann was to coordinate the details, thus, although it was notyet generally known that the “final solution” was mass execution, Eichmann had in fact basicallybeen named chief executioner. Therefore he organized the identification, assembly, and transportation of Jews from all over occupied Europe to their final destinations at Auschwitz and other extermination camps in German-occupied Poland. Following the war U.S. troops captured Eichmann, but in 1946 he escaped from a prison camp. After dodging in and out of the Middle