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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah E Lipstadt Narrator: Walter Dixon Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The capture of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in May of 1960 and his subsequent trial in Jerusalem by an Israeli court electrified the world. The public debate it sparked on where, how, and by whom Nazi war criminals should be brought to justice, and the international media coverage of the trial itself, was a watershed moment in how the civilized world in general and Holocaust survivors in particular found the means to deal with the legacy of genocide on a scale that had never been seen before.

Award-winning historian Deborah E. Lipstadt gives us an overview of the trial and analyzes the dramatic effect that the survivors' courtroom testimony - which was itself not without controversy - had on a world that had until then regularly commemorated the Holocaust but never fully understood what the millions who died and the hundreds of thousands who managed to survive had actually experienced. As the world continues to confront the ongoing reality of genocide and ponder the fate of those who survive it, this trial of the century, which has become a touchstone for judicial proceedings throughout the world, offers a legal, moral, and political framework for coming to terms with unfathomable evil. Lipstadt infuses a gripping narrative with historical perspective and contemporary urgency.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tim | 2/20/2014

    " If you've read any other book about the Eichmann trial you don't need to bother, Lipstadt doesn't offer any new insight. In fact, about 60% of this book is quoted material from secondary sources. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laura | 2/15/2014

    " Lipstadt gives a clear-eyed and interesting analysis of how the trial of Eichmann in 1960 changed the way the world viewed the Holocaust and what the ramifications are from this point 50 years later. I appreciated reading the overview of her own trial defending her book Denying the HolocaustI from charges of libel brought by David Irving, and feel that her debunking of Hanna Arendt's coverage of Eichmann's trial and subsequent writings to be a valuable addition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Raimo Wirkkala | 2/7/2014

    " This is a concise, informative and thought-provoking account of the abduction, trial and execution of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann by the Israelis in the early 60s. At the back of the book the author also deals with the coverage of the trial by writer Hannah Arendt. She finishes with a thoughtful chapter on the over-arching impact and meaning of this historic trial. This is one book in a series about various aspects of Jewish history, all written by Jewish writers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by H Wesselius | 1/30/2014

    " 50 years later, Lipstadt revisits the Eichmann Trial. She covers the crimes, the capture and the trial with all the necessary details but very little extras. However, she seems more concern upon revisiting questions of collaboration, active resistance, and passivity that absorbed the Jewish community at that time. This becomes annoying for the general reader. And this continues when she examines Hannah Arendt's coverage of the trial. Not only does she revisit the collaboration debate but then debates unique the Jewish character of the Holocaust versus a non-specific genocide, Arendt's view. Thus missing Arendt's main contribution to the study of genocide and/or evil ... the banality of evil. For a quick overview of the trial, Lipstadt does a great job but for a critical assessment she remains within the Jewish cultural milieu. "

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