After Words with Neal Bascomb
Neal Bascomb talked about his book Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World’s Most… read more
Neal Bascomb talked about his book Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World’s Most Notorious Nazi (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; March 11, 2009). This is the first complete narrative of the fifteen-year search for and capture of Adolf Eichmann, the operational manager of the mass murder of Europe’s Jews. Mr. Bascomb chronicles the SS officer’s life under a false identity in Argentina and the worldwide manhunt. For the book Mr. Bascomb interviewed former Nazi soldiers and right-wing radicals in Buenos Aires and Mossad operatives in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; uncovered an old memoir by Eichmann on his escape from Germany; and interviewed members of the El Al flight crew involved in Eichmann’s transport to Israel. He also made numerous archival discoveries, including discovering the passport that Eichmann used to escape Europe. The guest interviewer was former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman.
Neal Bascomb is the author of The Perfect Mile, Higher, and Red Mutiny. A former editor at St. Martin’s Press and an international journalist, he has also contributed to the New York Times.
Elizabeth Holtzman, former Democratic congresswoman from New York, was the author of the Holtzman Amendment that pursues deportation of Nazi war criminals as well as denies them immigration to the United States. She is currently a lawyer in New York City. close
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