Adolf Eichmann in charge Holocaust
By Rumyana Osegard
Role Karl Adolf Eichmann (1906-1962) headed Gestapo Department IV B4 for Jewish Affairs,
3 Resources of the Bibliography of Adolf Eichmann
Adolf Eichmann was the son of a businessman and industrialist, Karl Adolf Eichmann. In 1914, his family moved to Linz, Austria, and during the First World War, Eichmann's father served in the Austro-Hungarian Army. At the war's conclusion, Eichmann's father returned to the family business in Linz. In 1920, Eichmann's family moved back to Germany. His education incomplete, he left school in 1921. There he completed his basic schooling and began training in mechanical engineering, without, however, ultimately finishing his studies. In the uncertain economic times of the 1920s, he drifted from job to job, as a day laborer, an office worker, and as a traveling salesman for Vacuum Oil Company.