Adolf Eichmann
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Lawyers chase files of Nazi Adolf Eichmann

As the world marks the anniversary of VE Day - when in 1945 Nazi forces surrendered - there is a legal fight brewing in Germany over one of the Second World War's most notorious figures.

Adolf Eichmann, the man who played a key role organising the Holocaust, escaped to Argentina as the war ended, and was only captured and brought to trial in Israel in the early 1960s.

Lawyers want to access files which could reveal information about his 15 years on the run.

Stephen Evans reports from Berlin.

  • 08 May 2011
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