From the Simon Wiesenthal Center in the USA:
June 6, 2006
WIESENTHAL CENTER: CIA/ EICHMANN COVER-UP “A BLACK MARK ON AMERICAN HISTORY”
Recently declassified Cold War-era documents from the National Archives which confirm that the CIA and the West German government knew and suppressed information on the whereabouts [of] Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann, one of the chief architects of the Holocaust, constitutes “a black mark on American history,” said the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
“The March 1958 memo from the West German Intelligence to the CIA that confirmed Eichmann’s alias and his whereabouts in Argentina confirms what Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal had already discovered from his own sources and forwarded to Israel and West Germany in the early 50s,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Wiesenthal Center.
“This shocking memo also confirms what Mr. Wiesenthal often said: ‘When the Cold War finally ends and history will ask who won, the answer will be neither the West nor the East but the Nazis.’”
However, in 1958 the West German intelligence service informed the CIA that Eichmann was living in Argentina using the alias Clemens, University of Virginia historian Timothy Naftali said the newly released CIA materials indicate.
The West Germans did not want to see Eichmann captured because they feared what he might say about Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s national security adviser, Hans Globke, Naftali said.
Globke had served in the Jewish Affairs department of the Nazi government during World War II and was involved in writing laws designed to remove Jews from German society.
“The CIA, which worked closely with Globke, assisted the West Germans in protecting him from Eichmann,” said Naftali.
Eichmann remained at large until May 1960, when the Israeli government discovered his whereabouts and captured him in Argentina, where he was living under the name Klement.
Nazi Menghin in Argentina: here.