Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

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Penguin, Sep 22, 2006 - Social Science - 336 pages
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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism
 
Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi 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 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.
 

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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 ... Read full review

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"Eichmann in Jerusalem" is a collection of Arendt's reports, originally written for the New Yorker, about the trial of Adolf Eichmann, a high-but-not-executive-ranking officer in Nazi Germany during ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
The House of Justice
The Accused
The Second Solution Concentration
The Wannsee Conference or Pontius Pilate
Duties of a LawAbiding Citizen
Deportations from the ReichGermany Austria and the Protectorate
Deportations from Central EuropeHungary and Slovakia
Evidence and Witnesses
Epilogue
Postscript
Bibliography
Copyright

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Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was University Professor of political philosophy in the graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, a visiting professor at several universities including California, Princeton, Columbia, and Chicago, a research director of the Conference on Jewish Relations, the chief editor of Schocken Books, and the executive director of Jewish Cultural Reconstruction in New York City. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1952, and an Arts and Letters Grant of the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1954. She is also the author of On Revolution and Between Past and Future, which are available from Penguin Classics along with The Portable Hannah Arendt.

Amos Elon (1926–2009) was born in Vienna, Austria, and spent most of his adult life in Jerusalem. A frequent essayist, lecture, and critic who was well known for his articles in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, he is the author of such bestselling works as The Israelis, Flight into Egypt, Founder, Herzel, and The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch. 

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