The Eichmann Trial Reconsidered

Edited by Rebecca Wittmann

© 2022

The Eichmann Trial Reconsidered brings together leading authorities in a transnational, international, and supranational study of Adolf Eichmann, who was captured by the Israelis in Argentina and tried in Jerusalem in 1961.

The essays in this important new collection span the disciplines of history, film studies, political science, sociology, psychology, and law. Contributing scholars adopt a wide historical lens, pushing outwards in time and space to examine the historical and legal influence that Adolf Eichmann and his trial held for Israel, West Germany, and the Middle East. In addition to taking up the question of what drove Eichmann, contributors explore the motivation of prosecutors, lawyers, diplomats, and neighbouring countries before, during, and after the trial ended.

The Eichmann Trial Reconsidered puts Eichmann at the centre of an exploration of German versus Israeli jurisprudence, national Israeli identities and politics, and the conflict between German, Israeli, and Arab states.

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  • Series: German and European Studies
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 280 pages
  • Illustrations: 4
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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The Eichmann Trial Reconsidered explores the legacy and consequences of the trial of Adolf Eichmann.

The Eichmann Trial Reconsidered

Edited by Rebecca Wittmann

© 2022

The Eichmann Trial Reconsidered brings together leading authorities in a transnational, international, and supranational study of Adolf Eichmann, who was captured by the Israelis in Argentina and tried in Jerusalem in 1961.

The essays in this important new collection span the disciplines of history, film studies, political science, sociology, psychology, and law. Contributing scholars adopt a wide historical lens, pushing outwards in time and space to examine the historical and legal influence that Adolf Eichmann and his trial held for Israel, West Germany, and the Middle East. In addition to taking up the question of what drove Eichmann, contributors explore the motivation of prosecutors, lawyers, diplomats, and neighbouring countries before, during, and after the trial ended.

The Eichmann Trial Reconsidered puts Eichmann at the centre of an exploration of German versus Israeli jurisprudence, national Israeli identities and politics, and the conflict between German, Israeli, and Arab states.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: German and European Studies
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 280 pages
  • Illustrations: 4
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Rebecca Wittmann is an associate professor of History at the University of Toronto.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments

    Introduction
    Rebecca Wittmann

    Part I: Eichmann on Trial

    1. Coming to Terms with the “Banality of Evil”: Implications of the Eichmann Trial for
    Social Scientific Research on Perpetrator Behavior
    James E. Waller

    2. From History to Story: When the “Architect” of the Holocaust Became his Own “Witness”
    Fabien Théofilakis

    3. Revisiting Eichmann and Zionism: Contexts, Strange Encounters, and their Afterlives
    Michael Berkowitz

    Part II: Eichmann and Jurisprudence

    4. Prosecuting “Crimes against the Jewish People”: The Eichmann Trial and the History of a Legal Concept
    Laura Jockusch

    5. The Eichmann Trial: Toward a Jurisprudence of Eyewitness Testimonies of Atrocity?
    Leora Bilsky

    6. What Makes a Prosecution an International Landmark Trial? Reflections on the Tensions between Legal Proceedings, Politics, and Historical Facts
    Ruth Bettina Birn

    Part III: Eichmann and Geopolitics
     
    7.The Eichmann Trial's Impact Reconsidered
    Boaz Cohen

    8. The Eichmann Trial and the Relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and Israel: A Positive or Negative Influence?
    Dominique Trimbur

    9. The Impact of the Eichmann Trial on Relations between Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany
    Roni Stauber

    10. The Impact of the Eichmann Affair on Arab Holocaust Discourse
    Esther Webman

    Part IV: Representing Eichmann

    11. Remaking Eichmann: Memories of Mass Murder and the Transatlantic Student Movements of the 1960s
    Thomas Pegelow Kaplan

    12. From 2-Inch to YouTube: The Audiovisual Documentation and the Broadcast of the Eichmann Trial
    Liat Benhabib

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