Adolf Eichmann As A Child Essay

1716 Words May 4th, 2016 7 Pages
Matthew Patterson
Mr. Peacock
World History
12 April, 2016
Adolf Eichmann
This picture shows Adolf Eichmann as a child. Adolf Eichmann was born in Germany on March 19, 1906 into a Protestant family (“Adolf Eichmann: Timeline”). The Eichmann family moved to Austria after his mother died (“Adolf Eichmann: Timeline”). Adolf Eichmann was teased constantly as a child for having Jewish facial qualities; they nicknamed him The Little Jew Boy (“Adolf EIchmann-Biography”). This was the beginning of Adolf Eichmann’s resentment of Jews. Had Adolf Eichmann never been called The Little Jew Boy as a child he might not have developed a negative connotation for Jews. Growing up in Germany and Austria Eichmann was exposed to poverty and hearing his family and friends blame it on the Jewish community led him to believe that Jews were evil. As a child, Eichmann received bad grades in many of his classes (“History of Adolf Eichmann”). Throughout his childhood Eichmann encountered nationalism from everyone, this would later show it was ingrained in him that his country was better than others (“History of Adolf Eichmann”).
This picture shows Adolf Eichmann’s first big job he worked at. Adolf Eichmann was a salesman at the oil company (“Adolf Eichmann Biography ”). He would travel around Europe and try to get people to join them. He would also be required to plan out the trip of every shipment he sold and let his customers know when they would receive them.
This job prepared him to be able to…

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