Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 22, 2006 - Philosophy - 336 pages
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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust

Originally appearing as a series of articles in The New Yorker, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann sparked a flurry of debate upon its publication. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century that remains hotly debated to this day. This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction by Amos Elan.

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I feel like i can't say much here, since i'm definitely not as intelligent as Arendt, who backs up her theories in a sharp and complex way. Unfortunately, i'm not buying it, simply because i've ... Read full review

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Read for a class, and I finished the book because I intended to write a paper about it. It was interesting to see her struggle to unite her identity as an unorthodox Jew, an American, and a political ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
vii
Note to the Reader
xxiv
The House of Justice
3
The Accused
21
An Expert on the Jewish Question
36
The First Solution Expulsion
56
The Second Solution Concentration
68
The Final Solution Killing
83
Deportations from the ReichGermany Austria and the Protectorate
151
Deportations from Western EuropeFrance Belgium Holland Denmark Italy
162
Deportations from the BalkansYugoslavia Bulgaria Greece Rumania
181
Deportations from Central EuropeHungary and Slovakia
194
The Killing Centers in the East
206
Evidence and Witnesses
220
Judgment Appeal and Execution
234
Epilogue
253

The Wannsee Conference or Pontius Pilate
112
Duties of a LawAbiding Citizen
135

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About the author (2006)

Hannnah Arendt (1906-1975) was for many years University Professor of Political Philosophy in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is also the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, and Between Past and Future (all available from Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics).
Amos Elon, a frequent essayist, lecturer, and critic, is well known for his articles in the New Yorker and New York Review of Books.

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