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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


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


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


 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


Arendt and the Trial of Adolf Eichmann: Contextualizing the Debate

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/9780814738498.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines Hannah Arendt's assessment of the proceedings of the Eichmann trial, particularly her assertion that she encountered “the banality of evil” in the figure of Adolf Eichmann. ... 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


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


The Day the Sun Stood Still: Benjamin’s Theses, Celan’s Realignments, Trauma, and the Eichmann Trial

Michael G. Levine

in A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255108
eISBN:
9780823260850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255108.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter glosses the notion of a weak messianic power, arguing that it be understood first and foremost in terms of unrealized potential and latent potency. What remains unrealized, Benjamin ... More


The Banality of Evil

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/9780814738498.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter reexamines Arendt's widely considered but enigmatic characterization of evil as banal; what “this long course of wickedness had taught us,” she wrote at the end of her report ... More


The Paradox of Human Rights

Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon

in The Human Right to Dominate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199365012
eISBN:
9780199365043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199365012.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the paradoxes of the post-World War II human rights regime. This new regime bestowed upon the nation-state—one of the major violators of human rights—the responsibility of ... More


Genocide and the Obedience Paradigm

Augustine Brannigan

in Beyond the Banality of Evil: Criminology and Genocide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674626
eISBN:
9780191766893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674626.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides a critical review of the Milgram experimental studies of obedience that were premised on Hannah Arendt’s conclusion that the Holocaust arose from the banality of evil. Milgram’s ... More


Bombs, Death, and Ideology

Federico Finchelstein

in The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War: Fascism, Populism, and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Argentina

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199930241
eISBN:
9780199372256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930241.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

From 1943 to 1945, many nacionalistas saw Peronism as representing exactly what all nacionalistas had wanted: a strong antiliberal movement with a strong military leader and an astonishing new ... 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


The Attorney General and His Powers

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the duties and functions of the attorney general in Israel, as well as the tenures of some notable personalities appointed to the post. The country’s first minister of justice, ... More


Michal Shaul, Pe’er taḥat ’efer: haḥevrah haḥaredit beyisrael betzel hashoah 1945–1961 (Beauty for Ashes: Holocaust Memory and the Rehabilitation of Ashkenazi Haredi Society in Israel 1945–1961). Jerusalem: Yad Vashem and Yad Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, 2014. 492 pp.

Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Michal Shaul’s Pe’er taḥat ‘efer: haḥevrah haḥaredit beyisrael betzel hashoah 1945–1961 (Beauty for Ashes: Holocaust Memory and the Rehabilitation of Ashkenazi Haredi Society in ... More


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