Fritz Bauer, 1903-1968

Bauer was a German Jewish judge and prosecutor before and after World War II. He was arrested by the Nazis in 1933, lived in Denmark from 1936 to 1943, then escaped to neutral Sweden. He returned to Germany in 1949. After he learned from a fellow concentration camp survivor in 1957 that Adolf Eichmann was hiding in Argentina, he notified the Mossad, which captured the Nazi war criminal in 1960.

Photo: A. Mergen, Fritz Bauer Institut