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The Trial That Never Ends : Hannah Arendt's 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' in Retrospect - Richard J. Golsan

The Trial That Never Ends

Hannah Arendt's 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' in Retrospect

By: Richard J. Golsan (Editor)


Published: 16th June 2017
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The fiftieth anniversary of the Adolf Eichmann trial may have come and gone but in many countries around the world there is a renewed focus on the trial, Eichmann himself, and the nature of his crimes. This increased attention also stimulates scrutiny of Hannah Arendt’s influential and controversial work, Eichmann in Jerusalem.

The contributors gathered together by Richard J. Golsan and Sarah M. Misemer in The Trial That Never Ends assess the contested legacy of Hannah Arendt’s famous book and the issues she raised: the "banality of evil", the possibility of justice in the aftermath of monstrous crimes, the right of Israel to kidnap and judge Eichmann, and the agency and role of victims. The contributors also interrogate Arendt’s own ambivalent attitudes towards race and critically interpret the nature of the crimes Eichmann committed in light of newly discovered Nazi documents. The Trial That Never Ends responds to new scholarship by Deborah Lipstadt, Bettina Stangneth, and Shoshana Felman and offers rich new ground for historical, legal, philosophical, and psychological speculation.

Introduction 1 Judging the Past: The Eichmann Trial Henry Rousso 2 Eichmann in Jerusalem: Conscience, Normality, and the "Rule of Narrative" Dana Villa 3 Banality, Again Daniel Conway 4 Eichmann on the Stand: Self-Recognition and the Problem of Truth Valerie Hartouni 5. Arendt's Conservatism and the Eichmann Judgement Russell A. Berman 6 Eichmann's Victims, Holocaust Historiography, and Victim Testimony Carolyn J. Dean 7. Truth and Judgement in Arendt's Writing Leora Bilsky 8. Arendt, German Law and the Crime of Atrocity Lawrence Douglas 9. Whose Trial? Adolf Eichmann's or Hannah Arendt's? The Eichmann Controversy Revisited Seyla Benhabib Contributors Index

ISBN: 9781487501464
ISBN-10: 1487501463
Series: German and European Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 16th June 2017
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.6  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.58