The Eichmann Trial:Bibliography
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Arendt, Hannah. Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. New York: The Viking Press, 1963. Originally published in New Yorker magazine,Arendt’s narrative stirred much controversy because it charged Jewish leaderswith complicity in the destruction of their own communities. Despite historicalinaccuracies, the book articulates an important side of the debate that the trialengendered.
Hausner, Gideon. Justice in Jerusalem. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1966. An account of the Eichmann trial written by the Attorney General who prosecutedEichmann.
Pearlman, Moshe. The Capture and Trial of AdolfEichmann. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963. While more recentliterature supersedes the chapters on Eichmann’s capture, Pearlman’s book isconsidered the definitive account of the trial.
Robinson, Jacob. And the Crooked Shall Be MadeStraight: The Eichmann Trial, the Jewish Catastrophe, and Hannah Arendt’sNarrative. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1965. Apoint-by-point refutation of the historical and philosophical assertions ofHannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem, written by Attorney General GideonHausner’s advisor on international law during the Eichmann trial.
Segev, Tom. The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993. A controversialhistory of the Holocaust’s impact on Israeli politics and ideology, includingthree chapters that posit the Eichmann trial as a formative moment in thenation’s struggle with its past.
Wells, Leon Weliczker. Shattered Faith: AHolocaust Legacy. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press ofKentucky, 1995. Wells, a witness at the Eichmann trial, describes how theHolocaust made him lose faith in God. The story is told over several YomKippurs, from pre-war Poland to labor camp incarceration to liberation totoday.
Atkinson, Linda. In KindlingFlame. New York: Beech Tree Books, 1985. High school and adultreaders.
Dwork, Debórah and Robert Jan Van Pelt. Auschwitz: 1270 to the Present. New York: W. W.Norton & Company, 1996. The infamous death camp Auschwitz is explored throughthis history of the area and Poland. Adult readers.
Richter, Hans Peter. Friedrich. New York: Puffin Books, 1987. Junior high school readers.
Serraillier, Ian. Escape fromWarsaw. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1991. Youngerreaders.
Spiegelman, Art. Maus: A Survivor’sTale. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986. Art Spiegelman’s exploreshis father’s survival in this book and the famous “Maus” comic series. Allreaders.
Wiesel, Elie. Night. New York:Bantam Books, 1960. An important book of survival written by the Noble Prizewinning author and survivor. High school and adult readers.
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