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Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

Arendt, Hannah

1963, January 1

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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism.

Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.

Where to Find Resource Online

A 2006 edition can be purchased online:

     Barnes & Noble


A digital version of the 2006 edition can be “borrowed” online if a member of the Internet Archive:

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Here are various digital formats of the original edition of the book:

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Eichmann, Arendt, and the Banality of Evil: Biomedical Ethics and the Holocaust

Presentation on Biomedical Ethics and the Holocaust featuring Edward C. Halperin, chancellor and chief executive officer at New York Medical College (NYMC) and second-year NYMC School of Medicine students Kevin Alter, Stan Monfront, Kate Morant, Alicia Brady and Nico Kumaron, held on November 15, 2017, at the Orthodox Union, New York, N.Y.:

Source link to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NXhzxZGkU8

Greater Context

Another resource by Hannah Arendt:

     The Origins of Totalitarianism

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