The topic, however, did not attract much attention until the time of the Eichmann trial
, when Israeli prosecutor Gideon Housner put numerous survivors on the witness stand to testify about 1933-1945 Nazi persecution and destruction of the Jews.
The logic of the Eichmann trial
, as Ben-Gurion conceived of it, with its stress on general issues to the detriment of legal niceties, would have demanded exposure of the complicity of all German offices and authorities in the Final Solution--of all civil servants in the state ministries, of the regular armed forces, with their General Staff, of the judiciary, of the business world.
11) Felman writes that the Eichmann trial
"dramatize[d] upon its legal stage before the audience nothing less than a conceptual revolution in the victim" (Felman, 2000).
Although the Arendt of this film is given several set pieces in which she speaks of the importance of thinking in its Heideggerian sense, it is in the final scene in which she defends her account of the Eichmann trial
to her colleagues where I became aware, again, of the impossibility of bracketing.
Von Trotta employs a reasonably good strategy for integrating original black-and-white footage from the Eichmann trial
into her color film.
Schindler's List" deals with a narrative of the Jewish history like prosecutor Hausner during the Eichmann trial
, but it is accompanied by a notable shift in perspective.
Furthermore, the second chapter "Founding a Nation, Healing a Wound," still focuses on Arendt's book and makes the important distinction between "Crimes against the Jewish People" and "Crimes against Humanity"; it draws attention to the impact of the Eichmann trial
, and concludes that Arendt is able, through the act of writing, to "construct her 'own' scene of justice, in which she pronounces her own verdict, which is not delivered in the name of the law but instead uttered in the first-person plural of the 'we' who inhabit Earth" (61).
If you examine the files of the German foreign office and the files of the Eichmann trial
in Jerusalem, you will not see a mention of a secret programme," he stated.
Hannah Arendt, a German-speaking legal expert, covered the 1961 Eichmann trial
In The Eichmann Trial
, Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of modern Jewish history at Emory University, presents a thoughtfully researched and clearly written account of the courtroom proceedings and of the debates spurred by the trial.
Faced with a real feminine predicament, Arendt made the wrong choices: in her exoneration of Heidegger, her report on the Eichmann trial
, and her exculpatory doctrine of eviL--Correspondence to: alr.
Where Origins was praised as a passionate, or attacked as a pathetic account of contemporary history, the report from the Eichmann trial
in Jerusalem that Arendt wrote ten years later saw her accused by an old acquaintance, Gershom Scholem, of 'heartlessness' or even of lacking Herzenstakt, tact of heart.
The Prosecution in the Eichmann trial
exaggerated Eichmann's role in the Holocaust, due to political considerations and ignorance.
The reason her engagement has gone largely--or perhaps entirely--unrecognized is that it occurs in connection with her appropriation of the theme from a young scholar named Yosal Rogat, who published a pamphlet in 1961 entitled The Eichmann Trial
and the Rule of Law.
The book's final chapter, "From Witness of Neighbor: Arendt's Eichmann," in turn studies Arendt's famous reporting on the Eichmann trial
as another contribution to incipient conceptions of responsibility within international criminal law.