The fates of Nazi monster Adolf Eichmann’s four sons can be revealed for the first time today by MailOnline.
Eichmann was the mastermind behind the Holocaust and gatekeeper of the Third Reich who sent six million Jews to their deaths.
The incredible story of how he was found living in a modest house in Argentina and snatched off the street by Mossad before being executed in Israel has been turned into a gripping film ‘Operation Finale’ by Netflix.
Eichmann had four sons – the three eldest Klaus, Horst and Dieter, who remained loyal to him even after his death and the youngest, Ricardo, who rejected him.
Now MailOnline can reveal that Klaus and Horst are dead, while Ricardo, who was five when his father was taken, is living in Germany.
MailOnline tracked down the other brother, Eichmann’s third son Dieter, now 76, to a flat in Buenos Aires just a few miles from the spot where his father was snatched off the street before being hanged. He refused to comment.
But we found the mistress of Dieter’s older brother Horst who was prepared to reveal what became of the family – and the truth behind the story turned into a Netflix blockbuster starring Ben Kingsley.
Speaking at her home in Garupá, northern Argentina, Carmen, 61, said her lover Horst was closest to his father and not his eldest son Klaus, as portrayed in the film.
Describing Horst as a ‘strong Nazi’, she said he flew a swastika above the family home when their father was snatched, and often wore a Nazi armband around the house.
Standing next to a cabinet owned by ‘Grandpa Eichmann’, she said: ‘After Grandpa Eichmann was kidnapped, it was a crisis for the family.
‘It was a very difficult time when he was in prison in Israel. The family were prepared for his execution. They all knew it would happen.
‘Grandpa Eichmann had once told them that he was tired of being a fugitive. He knew what was coming and the older children knew it too.
‘They expected it, but it didn’t make it easier. When he was executed, Klaus and Horst became very angry and started attacking Jews. That made things even worse for them.’
Like many German war criminals, Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer Eichmann, who was in charge of deporting European Jewry to the gas chambers, went on the run and settled into obscurity in Argentina in 1950.
Changing his name to Ricardo Klement, he lived quietly with his wife Veronika Liebl and their four sons in an unassuming house in Buenos Aires where he worked at the local Mercedes plant before he was caught and executed.
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SOURCE: JAKE WALLIS SIMONS