Eichmann ‘wasn’t a bad person,’ says his daughter-in-law, dooming her political career


Adolf Eichmann on trial in Jerusalem, 1961 (AP, File)
Carmen Bretin Lindemann was running for mayor in a village in Argentina. Then she gave a TV interview in which she blamed the Jews for falsifying history

By JTA and Times of Israel staff

A daughter-in-law of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi war criminal hung by Israel as one of the architects of the Final Solution, withdrew her mayoral candidacy in Argentina after defending his actions on television.

Carmen Bretin Lindemann announced Thursday that she was bowing out of the mayoral race of the northeastern village of Garupa after receiving intense criticism for what she said about Eichmann during a television interview that was aired on Wednesday.

“The history that you know is not the real one, the version that you know from movies and books is written by the Jews, and all the world accepts that history,” she said in the interview for the TN news channel.

“He wasn’t a bad person, he obeyed orders and did not personally kill anyone,” she added, calling Eichmann “grandpa.”

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