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Eichmann 'saw wife before death'

Israel's state archive says Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann was allowed to see his wife shortly before his 1962 execution.

The archive produced records of Vera Eichmann's visit to Israel and logs of her spending 80 minutes with her husband in prison. Israel permitted the visit as a humanitarian gesture.

Eichmann was captured in Argentina in 1960 in a legendary Mossad operation. The following year he was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity in a landmark trial.