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'Operation Finale' makes Eichmann almost real again

Nanci Bond and Ellen Jaronczyk, of Williamsburg, suggested my wife and I should accompany them to see the movie “Operation Finale.”

The movie is a thriller that recreates the abduction of Adolf Eichmann, a former SS-Obergruppenfuhrer (lieutenant-general), and architect of the “final solution,” the mass-deportation and extermination of millions of European Jews during World War II.

In 1960, Eichmann, living under a false name, was captured in Argentina by the Mossad, Israel’s famed intelligence agency. He was flown clandestinely to Israel. There, put on trial, he was found guilty of war crimes, sentenced to death and hanged in 1962. He was the only individual ever executed in...