Former Nazi Adolf Eichmann hanged by Israel 50 years ago this hour (1962)

Video: Eichmann executed (at 13:07)

(Thursday, May 31, 1962, 11:58 p.m. local time) — Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann, 56, was was hanged at a prison in Ramla, Israel tonight for his role in the Holocaust during World War II. Eichmann’s remains were cremated, the ashes scattered in the Mediterranean Sea the next morning, June 1.

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