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Eichmann in Jerusalem

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'A profound and documented analysis ... Bound to stir our minds and trouble our consciences' Chicago Tribune

Hannah Arendt's authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi SS leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript commenting on the controversy that arose over her book. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative - a meticulous and unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.

With an introduction by Amos Elon

'Deals with the greatest problem of our time ... the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system' Bruno Bettelheim, The New Republic
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 16mm | 250g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0143039881
  • 9780143039884
  • 2,803

Review Text

Brilliant and disturbing. Stephen Spender, The New York Review of Books
 
Profound . . . This book is bound to stir our minds and trouble our consciences. Chicago Tribune
 
Deals with the greatest problem of our time . . . the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system. Bruno Bettelheim, The New Republic
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Review quote

"Brilliant and disturbing." -Stephen Spender, The New York Review of Books

"Profound . . . This book is bound to stir our minds and trouble our consciences." -Chicago Tribune

"Deals with the greatest problem of our time . . . the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system." -Bruno Bettelheim, The New Republic
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About Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1906, and received her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. In 1933, she was briefly imprisoned by the Gestapo, after which she fled Germany for Paris, where she worked on behalf of Jewish refugee children. In 1937, she was stripped of her German citizenship, and in 1941 she left France for the United States. Her many books include The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), The Human Condition (1958) and Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), in which she coined the famous phrase 'the banality of evil'. She died in 1975.
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