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Gabriel Bach, trial prosecutor of notorious Nazi Adolf Eichmann, dies aged 94

Gabriel Bach, a prosecutor in the 1961 trial of infamous Nazi Adolf Eichmann has died aged 94, the Israel Judiciary Authority has announced.

They did not confirm the cause of death of Mr Bach, who went on to serve on Israel’s Supreme Court.

During the high-profile trial of Eichmann in Jerusalem, Mr Bach served as a state’s attorney, working on evidence-gathering in the case under lead prosecutor Gideon Hausner.

Eichmann, one of Nazi Germany’s main organisers of the Holocaust, was captured by Israeli Mossad (secret service) agents outside Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1960.

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Nazi SS officer Eichmann coordinated the identification, assembly, and transportation of Jewish people from all over occupied Europe to extermination camps in German-occupied Poland.

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Gabriel Bach was 94 when he died

He was put on trial in Jerusalem in 1961 and found guilty of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and war crimes. He was executed by the Israeli state in 1962.

“If any person deserved death, it was him,” Mr Bach said in a 2017 interview with Holocaust remembrance organisation International March of the Living.

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The justice was born in Germany in March 1927 and fled the country with his family in 1938, the year before World War Two broke out.

Mr Bach immigrated to British Mandate for Palestine in 1940.

In 1982, he took the bench as a justice on Israel’s Supreme Court, where he served for 15 years.

He is being laid to rest at Jerusalem’s Har HaMenuchot Cemetery.

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