Anniversary of Eichmann's trip to Budapest

Adolf Eichmann arrived, sixty nine years ago, in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. On 21 March 1944, a day after the Nazi tanks rolled across the border. Eichmann met with the leaders of the Hungarian government. High on his agenda was the transport of Jews to the extermination camps in Poland.

In the spring of 1944 over 400,000 Hungarian men, women and children were murdered in the Auschwitz gas chambers under the supervision of camp Kommandant Rudolf Höss. The Nazi codenamed this atrocity 'Aktion Höss'.