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Operation Finale continues to reveal secrets


Forensic File, 1960, The Mossad ArchiveThe unprecedented exhibition, “Operation Finale: The Story of the Capture of Eichmann”, continues to unveil incredible secrets about the operation to capture Adolf Eichmann. The Ha’aretz newspaper reported that the exhibition has elicited new material from visitors who were involved in the capture of the Nazi war criminal.

Brig. Gen. (res.) Yitzhak Elron, 88, upon viewing the exhibition, revealed that he had been the IDF attaché in Argentina at the time of the operation, and was active in keeping Eichmann under surveillance. Photographs and documents that Elron had in his possession have now been added to the exhibition. In addition, Dr. Luba Volk, a former El Al employee who was recruited for the operation under the cover of “El Al’s representative in Argentina”, contributed several photos from her personal albums to the exhibition.

Due to the extraordinary success of Operation Finale, Beit Hatfutsot will extend the opening of the exhibition through August 31, 2012.  Response to the exhibition, which has been covered in print, television, radio and digital media all over the world, has been exceptional.  As Ofer Aderet wrote in Haaretz, “The guest book for the Operation Finale exhibition…. filled up very quickly. So did a second. Some of the hundreds of pages are full on both sides. Most of the visitors leave phone numbers and email addresses, plus a request asking museum staff to contact them for further details.” This exhibition has clearly tapped into a historical event of deep significance to the Jewish people. Beit Hatfutsot is proud to be able to bring this fascinating story to the public.