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In 1960 Argentina, a covert team of Israeli agents hunted down the most elusive war criminal alive: Adolf Eichmann, chief architect of the Holocaust. The young spy who tackled Eichmann on a Buenos Aires street - and fought every compulsion to strangle the Obersturmführer then and there - was Peter Z. Malkin. For decades Malkin's identity as Eichmann's captor was kept secret. Here he reveals the entire breathtaking story - from the genesis of the top-secret surveillance operation to the dramatic public capture and smuggling of Eichmann to Israel to stand trial. 

The result is a portrait of two men. One, a freedom fighter, intellectually curious and driven to do right. The other, the dutiful Good German who, through his chillingly intimate conversations with Malkin, reveals himself as the embodiment of what Hannah Arendt called "the banality of evil." Singular, riveting, troubling, and gratifying, Eichmann in My Hands "remind[s] of what is at stake: not only justice but our own humanity" (New York Newsday). 

Now Malkin's story comes to life on the screen with Oscar Isaac playing the heroic Mossad agent and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley playing Eichmann in Operation Finale.

©1990 Peter Z. Malkin and Harry Stein (P)2019 Tantor

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This was a moving story which could almost have been a detective novel. Once again the horror of the Holocaust comes back and the unrelenting desire by Israelis to bring the perpetrators to justice. A fast paced book to which I listened with great desire for a positive ending. Afterwards I watched the free movie (based on this book) available on YouTube. Well worth it.

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  • 17-11-2019

Fantastic book

Thought provoking , great book. Important for all to read. Didn’t want to stop listening. Loved it.

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  • Mr A Kimberley
  • 24-06-2020

Worth the price of entry...

Inersting insight into the story of how Eichmann was caught. Enjoyed it on the whole but probably wouldn't listen again. Give it a go.

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  • Jayceon1888
  • 24-06-2020

Half a book of filler

I have heard the story of the capture of Eichmann so I was expecting to hear the full version told by the people who carried it out but the first half of the book is full of ( how the world owes the Jews ) and this agent makes himself out to by a Jewish superhero. Poor stuff

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