The Fate Of Adolf Eichmann Essay

784 Words Jul 18th, 2016 4 Pages
Good Evening ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we are here today to decide the fate of Adolf Eichmann. I am going to begin my defensive argument by telling all of you a little bit about Adolf Eichmann, and how he got in this predicament.
Adolf Eichmann has always been a normal everyday person. He has had many different jobs. He has worked for his father’s mining company, worked in sales, and he even went door to door as a traveling salesman. Wanting to better his future, he joined the Austrian Nazi Party in 1932. Eichmann had no idea what Adolf Hitler had in store for the Jews. Eichmann was eventually moved up to lieutenant colonel of the German Army. When someone makes a commitment like joining the German Army, it is that person’s duty to follow orders. Nazi soldiers didn’t have a choice to say “No, I don’t want to do that because I don’t believe it is right.” Their opinion no longer mattered anymore, especially to Adolf Hitler. All Nazi soldiers had to follow all orders Adolf Hitler gave, including Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann states in his final plea “Once again I will stress that am guilty if having been obedient, having subordinated myself to my official duties and the obligations of war service and my oath of allegiance and my oath of office, and in addition, once the war started there was also martial law.” Eichmann Pg 1. He plainly states that the reason why he did all of the things he did was because he was ordered to. Eichmann believes that was his job because…

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