On this day, May 11, 1960, four Israeli Mossad agents capture fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann who is living under the alias of Ricardo Klement in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After his execution, his remains were cremated and the ashes scattered at sea.
On this day, May 2, 1933, another step in Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler banned trade unions. Twelve years later, on May 2, 1945, the Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoist their red flag over the Reichstag building.
Thomas E. Keefe
Assistant Professor of Humanities,