Eichmann in Jerusalem

Eichmann in Jerusalem

A Report on the Banality of Evil

By Hannah Arendt; Amos Elon (Introduction by)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143039884, 312pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006

The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust
Originally appearing as a series of articles in"The New Yorker," Hannah Arendt's authoritative and stunning report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann sparked a flurry of debate upon its publication. 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 that remains hotly debated to this day.This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction by Amos Elan.
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About the Author
Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was an influential German political theorist and philosopher whose works include The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, and Eichmann in Jerusalem.

Amos Elon is the author of eight widely praised books including "Founder: A Portrait of the First Rothschild", and the" New York Times" bestseller" Israelis: Founders and Sons." He was a frequent contributor to "The New York Times Magazine" and "The New York Review of Books." He passed away in 2009.