Adolf Eichmann: Engineer of Death
The history of the Holocaust is in many ways the story of individuals. Expanding on Rosen's acclaimed Teen Witnesses to the Holocaust series, these new biographies explore key figures: those who perpetrated the nightmare of the Holocaust, those who suffered during it, and those who managed to act heroically during it. These gripping and affecting books help teens understand the heroic, infamous, and little-known people of the Holocaust.
With his electrifying capture by Israeli commandos in Argentina and his dramatic public trial in Jerusalem, the Nazi bureaucrat Adolf Eichmann came to personify one of the most horrifying aspects of the Holocaust, what the famous philosopher Hannah Arendt called the "banality of evil." Eichmann's defense -- that in arranging the transportation of millions of Jews to the death camps, he had done nothing wrong because he was only following orders -- poses a challenge to all those who must confront the question of how to act when their government behaves wrongfully.