Adolf Eichmann

“The Führer occupied the god-shaped hole in what passed for the proud underling’s soul.”

Algis Valiunas
May 26 2015 12:01AM

The best-selling Jewish novelist turns one-hundred next week.

David Frum
May 21 2015 12:01AM

In Eichmann before Jerusalem, Bettina Stangneth analyzes the Nazi official’s interviews and writings from the time he spent in Argentina between the end of World. . .

Jan. 28 2015 12:01AM

As the intellectual historian Richard Wolin has explained, several recent works have firmly discredited Hannah Arendt’s famous (and notorious) Eichmann in Jerusalem and its. . .

Richard Wolin
Oct. 2 2014 12:01AM

A new study of Adolf Eichmann, true Nazi believer and proud of it, confirms the extent to which Hannah Arendt got him totally wrong.

Jennifer Schuessler
Sept. 4 2014 12:01AM

Hannah Arendt’s portrayal of Adolf Eichmann as an unthinking functionary reflects a failure to comprehend the emotional dimensions of Nazism.

Richard Brody
Dec. 6 2013 12:00AM

Conventional wisdom holds that the Holocaust did not enter public consciousness until the Eichmann trial in 1961. Contesting that idea, two new books reshape the debate surrounding Holocaust memory.

Samuel Moyn
Aug. 8 2013 12:00AM

In a new movie, Margarethe von Trotta attempts to fight Arendt’s battles over Eichmann in Jerusalem; she doesn’t understand those battles any better than Arendt. . .

Margot Lurie
July 10 2013 12:00AM

“What struck one in reading Eichmann in Jerusalem . . .was the surging contempt with which she treated almost everyone and everything connected with the trial,. . .

Irving Howe
June 20 2013 12:00AM

For decades, the Holocaust was a taboo subject in Israel. But today, as the number of survivors dwindles, Israel is working to ensure that memory,. . .

Kevin Connolly
June 20 2013 12:00AM

A new biopic about the political theorist dismisses critics of her book on Adolf Eichmann as bullies and fools, and swallows whole her “understanding” portrait. . .

Saul Austerlitz
June 5 2013 12:00AM