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 Memory and Commemoration

Suzanne Vromen

in Hidden Children of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181289
eISBN:
9780199870752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181289.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the decades after the war Jews as genocide victims were not commemorated for they did not fit into a national heroic narrative. In the aftermath of the Eichmann trial in 1961 the Jewish genocide ... More


Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Steven Aschheim (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For many years Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) has been the object of intense debate. After her bitter critiques of Zionism, which seemed to nullify her early involvement with that movement, and her ... More


Guilt versus Responsibility: A Reading and Partial Critique of Hannah Arendt

Iris Marion Young

in Responsibility for Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195392388
eISBN:
9780199866625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392388.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explicates the distinction between guilt and responsibility as it appears in Hannah Arendt's essays, “Organized Guilt and Universal Responsibility” and “Collective Responsibility.” It ... More


Judicial Activism and the Crime of Genocide

William A Schabas

in Judicial Creativity at the International Criminal Tribunals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591466
eISBN:
9780191595585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591466.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the influence of ‘judicial activism’ on the evolution of the crime of genocide. In stark contrast to the development of the definitional boundaries of crimes against humanity, ... More


Racial Deportations

Thomas J. Laub

in After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539321
eISBN:
9780191715808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539321.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History, European Modern History

At the start of the Occupation, Theodor Dannecker and junior SS officials built an apparatus to facilitate the deportation of Jews while superiors like Helmut Knochen accrued power. Once vested with ... More


Whose Trial? Adolf Eichmann’s or Hannah Arendt’s?: The Eichmann Controversy Revisited

Seyla Benhabib

in Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Hannah Arendt's 1963 volume on Eichmann in Jerusalem. A Report on the Banality of Evil. Based on her coverage of the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem from April 11 to ... More


Jewish Leadership in Times of Crisis: Argentina During the Eichmann Affair (1960–1962)

Haim Avni

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XI: Values, Interests, and Identity: Jews and Politics in a Changing World

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195103311
eISBN:
9780199854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195103311.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Two basic questions arise whenever security and political crises occur: on the one hand, how much authority does a voluntary leadership command within its own community; and, on the other hand, how ... More


Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Valerie Hartouni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book takes Hannah Arendt's provocative and polarizing account of the 1961 trial of Nazi official Adolf Eichmann as its point of departure for reassessing some of the serviceable myths that have ... More


The Philosophical Foundations of Cosmopolitan Norms

Seyla Benhabib

in Another Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183221
eISBN:
9780199851041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183221.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The Eichmann trial, much like the Nuremberg trials before it, captured some of the perplexities of the emerging norms of cosmopolitan justice. This chapter discusses that since the United Nations ... More


“We Refuse to Be ‘Good Germans’”: Germany in a Divided Decade, 1959–1969

Brian C. Etheridge

in Enemies To Allies: Cold War Germany and American Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166407
eISBN:
9780813166636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166407.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter shows that while most West German officials believed that the apparent “anti-German wave” signified an upsurge in anti-German feeling, an examination of the constituent parts of the wave ... More


Judging the Events of Our Time

Jennifer L. Culbert

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter recalls not only what Arendt says about judgment, but also of how she herself goes about judgment by revisiting her judgment of Adolf Eichmann and his trial. ... More


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Jean-Luc Nancy and Jeff Fort

in The Banality of Heidegger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823275922
eISBN:
9780823277056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275922.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Heidegger’s discourse in the Black Notebooks is banal in the sense of Hannah Arendt’s notion of the “banality of evil.” This discourse absorbed the doxa of anti-Semitism circulating in Europe from ... More


Eichmann's Ghost

in The War Complex: World War II in Our Time

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226808550
eISBN:
9780226808796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226808796.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on an event of the postwar period, the Eichmann trial. The trial of Adolf Eichmann was the first fully televised trial in history. It unrolled with microphones poised and cameras ... More


Perpetrators With a Clear Conscience: Lying Self-Deception and Belief Change

Ralph Erber

in Understanding Genocide: The Social Psychology of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195133622
eISBN:
9780199847952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133622.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter attempts to add to the literature on the psychological mechanisms underlying perpetrator behavior by looking at the possibility that a specific form of self-deception may play an ... More


Banal but not Benign: Arendt on Evil

David Boucher

in Evil in Contemporary Political Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641963
eISBN:
9780748652860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641963.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A clear presence throughout this book is Hannah Arendt's controversial characterisation of evil as banal. Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil has always divided critics, ... More


Thinking and Acting

Steve Buckler

in Hannah Arendt and Political Theory: Challenging the Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639021
eISBN:
9780748652853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639021.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Any survey of Arendt's work as a whole reveals the fact that a concern with the experience of thinking is a consistent theme throughout: from early pieces such as ‘Understanding and Politics’, first ... More


Introduction

Valerie Hartouni

in Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1961, which was an especially important event for a number of reasons. First, it was televised and presented as a ... More


Holocaust, Genocide, and the Law: A Quest for Justice in a Post-Holocaust World

Michael Bazyler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780195395693
eISBN:
9780199362912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395693.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

Much of contemporary law has a direct connection to the Holocaust. That connection, however, is seldom acknowledged in legal texts and has never been the subject of a full-length work. This book ... More


Eichmann in Jerusalem: Justice and History

Michael R. Marrus

in Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter approaches Hannah Arendt's view of the Eichmann trial from one vantage point that is sometimes overlooked — legal argumentation, which in fact preoccupied Arendt from the very moment she ... More


Malicious Clerks: The Nazi Security Police and the Banality of Evil

Yaacov Lozowick

in Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For many, the name Adolf Eichmann is synonymous with the Nazi murder of six million Jews. Alongside Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler, he is probably the most infamous of the Nazi murderers. ... More


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