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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Hannah Arendt's portrayal of the terrible consequences of blind obedience, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil contains an introduction by Amos Elon in Penguin Classics. Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt's authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi SS leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript commenting on the controversy that arose over her book. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative - a meticulous and unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century. Hannah 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. If you enjoyed Eichmann in Jerusalem, you might like Elie Wiesel's Night, available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Deals with the greatest problem of our time ... the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system' Bruno Bettelheim, The New Republic 'A profound and documented analysis ... Bound to stir our minds and trouble our consciences' Chicago Tribune
  

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User Review  - AntT - LibraryThing

I remember when Eichmann was apprehended and the trial. This criminal's banality of evil was, indeed, banal. Arendt chose her title well. Read full review

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User Review  - Jose - Goodreads

It is a excelent book if you are looking for information. In my case I was looking for more philosophy aspects and I really get tired of it. 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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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.

Amos Elon is the author of eight widely praised books, including "Founder: A Portrait of the First Rothschild" and the "New York Times" bestseller "Israelis: Founders and Son"s. A frequent contributor to "The New York Times Magazine" and" The New York Review of Books," he divides his time between Jerusalem and Tuscany.

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