After Eichmann

Author: David Cesarani

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415360159

Category: History

Page: 192

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This book - previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Israeli History - offers an examination of historical studies of the Holocaust since the trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1961.

Eichmann's Executioner

Author: Astrid Dehe,Achim Engstler

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620973022

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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This acclaimed novel imagining the life of Israeli soldier Shalom Nagar explores the legacy of the Holocaust: “A fascinating book that doesn’t let you go” (Neue Deutschland, Germany). In May 1962, twenty-two men gathered in Jerusalem to decide by lot who would be Adolf Eichmann’s executioner. These men had guarded the former Nazi SS lieutenant colonel during his imprisonment and trial, and with no trained executioners in Israel, it would fall to one of them to end Eichmann’s life. Shalom Nagar, the only one among them who had asked not to participate, drew the short straw. Decades later, Nagar is living on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, haunted by his memory of Eichmann. He remembers watching him day and night, the way he ate, the way he slept—and the sound of the cord tensing around his neck. But as he tells and re-tells his story to anyone who will listen, he begins to doubt himself. When one of his friends, Moshe, reveals his link to Eichmann, Nagar is forced to reconsider everything he has ever believed about his past. In the tradition of postwar trauma literature that includes Günter Grass’s The Tin Drum and Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader, Eichmann’s Executioner raises provocative questions about how we represent the past, and how those representations impinge upon the present. “Both curiously transparent and full of secrets, a simultaneously dense yet airy fabric of cryptic threads and references. . . . Nothing is gratuitous in this book, nothing coincidental; all is intricately interlaced.” —Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany

Eichmann Before Jerusalem

Author: Bettina Stangneth

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307959686

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 1989


A total and groundbreaking reassessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann—a superb work of scholarship that reveals his activities and notoriety among a global network of National Socialists following the collapse of the Third Reich and that permanently challenges Hannah Arendt’s notion of the “banality of evil.” Smuggled out of Europe after the collapse of Germany, Eichmann managed to live a peaceful and active exile in Argentina for years before his capture by the Mossad. Though once widely known by nicknames such as “Manager of the Holocaust,” in 1961 he was able to portray himself, from the defendant’s box in Jerusalem, as an overworked bureaucrat following orders—no more, he said, than “just a small cog in Adolf Hitler’s extermination machine.” How was this carefully crafted obfuscation possible? How did a central architect of the Final Solution manage to disappear? And what had he done with his time while in hiding? Bettina Stangneth, the first to comprehensively analyze more than 1,300 pages of Eichmann’s own recently discovered written notes— as well as seventy-three extensive audio reel recordings of a crowded Nazi salon held weekly during the 1950s in a popular district of Buenos Aires—draws a chilling portrait, not of a reclusive, taciturn war criminal on the run, but of a highly skilled social manipulator with an inexhaustible ability to reinvent himself, an unrepentant murderer eager for acolytes with whom to discuss past glories while vigorously planning future goals with other like-minded fugitives. A work that continues to garner immense international attention and acclaim, Eichmann Before Jerusalem maps out the astonishing links between innumerable past Nazis—from ace Luftwaffe pilots to SS henchmen—both in exile and in Germany, and reconstructs in detail the postwar life of one of the Holocaust’s principal organizers as no other book has done

Eichmann's Jews

Author: Doron Rabinovici

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745694683

Category: History

Page: 288

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The question of the collaboration of Jews with the Nazi regime during the persecution and extermination of European Jewry is one of the most difficult and sensitive issues surrounding the Holocaust. How could people be forced to cooperate in their own destruction? Why would they help the Nazi authorities round up their own people for deportation, manage the 'collection points' and supervise the people being deported until the last moment? This book is a major new study of the role of the Jews, and more specifically the 'Judenrat' or Jewish Council, in Holocaust Vienna. It was in Vienna that Eichmann developed and tested his model for a Nazi Jewish policy from 1938 onwards, and the leaders of the Viennese Jewish community were the prototypes for all subsequent Jewish councils. By studying the situation in Vienna, it is possible to gain a unique insight into the way that the Nazi regime incorporated the Jewish community into its machinery of destruction. Drawing on recently discovered archives and extensive interviews, Doron Rabinovici explores in detail the actions of individual Jews and Jewish organizations and shows how all of their strategies to protect themselves and others were ultimately doomed to failure. His rich and insightful account enables us to understand in a new way the terrible reality of the victims' plight: faced with the stark choice of death or cooperation, many chose to cooperate with the authorities in the hope that their actions might turn out to be the lesser evil.

Modern German Political Drama, 1980-2000

Author: Birgit Haas

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571132857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 9479


A comprehensive survey of the renaissance of the German political drama in the years surrounding reunification.

Elie Wiesel, Messenger for Peace

Author: Heather Lehr Wagner

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143810443X

Category: Authors, French

Page: 119

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World-renowned writer, teacher, activist, and Chairman of the President's Commission on the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. This profile helps students learn why Wiesel "swore never to be silent whenever, human beings endure suffering and humiliation."

Library of Congress Catalog

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Subject catalogs

Page: 672

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A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Deutschland

Page: 408

View: 9095


Auf der Grundlage ihrer Prozessberichte über den Eichmann-Prozess in Jerusalem schreibt die Autorin über die geplante und strategisch durchgeführte Vernichtung der europäischen Juden während der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus. Die politischen Hintergründe des Prozesses und die politische Kontroverse, die mit diesem Buch ausgelöst wurde, beschreibt Hans Mommsen in einem enthaltenem Essay.