However, they disagreed on whether The Eichmann Trial
accomplishes much more than completeness, with at least one reviewer saying that Lipstadt's conclusions, while valid, are not particularly new.
These two sources can assist us in taking a critical look at opinions about the Eichmann trial
voiced in the literature in the last fifteen years.
The Eichmann Trial
and the Rule of Law begins and ends, however, with a reflection on the relation of the Eichmann trial
to Greek tragedy--a comparison that Arendt decidedly and decisively avoids.
Even today, the testimony from the Eichmann trial
sends chills down the spine.
Arendt returns to the Eichmann trial
in her last and unfinished work, The Life of the Mind.
It was only later, starting perhaps with the Eichmann trial
in 1961, that the Holocaust became a staple of state propaganda.
As an illustration of this, the Eichmann trial
in Jerusalem in 1961 convicted one of the Nazi regime's most efficient and zealous bureaucrats.
In particular, where Hannah Arendt and others charged that the 1950s were a period of shameful silence, indifference, and corrupt failure to confront the perpetrators of the Holocaust, Wittmann argues that "This interpretation reflects a certain level of ignorance of the largely confidential investigations that were already going on in Germany long before the Eichmann trial
Mulisch provides an immensely personal account of the trial--wholly unchanged from the original series (1)--that is deftly intertwined with observations of Eichmann the man and Eichmann the myth, as well as observations regarding the development of the Israeli state which "had no long-established institutions" (xxi) and which found in the Eichmann trial
a raison d'etre, "an opportunity for creative nation-building" (xxi).
At the Eichmann trial
in Jerusalem in 1961, Denur confronted Adolf Eichmann as a witness to prosecution.
The 16 years from the end of WWII to the Eichmann trial
in 1961 were characterized by reluctance to discuss this issue openly (Shief et al.
I certainly was not the only one (see the account by Hannah Arendt) to view the Eichmann trial
And then there is Arendt's Jewishness, which was called into question by the overzealous Jewish reaction to her report on the Eichmann trial
Instead he divides his book into six parts and looks patiently and dispassionately at the ambivalent legacy of Oskar Schindler, Yad Vashem, the Eichmann trial
, Anne Frank, Auschwitz and the United States Holocaust Museum.
An old teacher of mine, who had fled with her family from central Europe in the '30s, remarked at the time of the Eichmann trial
that she hoped ex-Nazis would continue periodically to be found and tried so that the world would be reminded of what had once taken place.