The Eichmann Trial

  • by Deborah E Lipstadt
  • Narrated by Walter Dixon
  • 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The capture of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in May of 1960 and his subsequent trial in Jerusalem by an Israeli court electrified the world. The public debate it sparked on where, how, and by whom Nazi war criminals should be brought to justice, and the international media coverage of the trial itself, was a watershed moment in how the civilized world in general and Holocaust survivors in particular found the means to deal with the legacy of genocide on a scale that had never been seen before.
Award-winning historian Deborah E. Lipstadt gives us an overview of the trial and analyzes the dramatic effect that the survivors' courtroom testimony-which was itself not without controversy-had on a world that had until then regularly commemorated the Holocaust but never fully understood what the millions who died and the hundreds of thousands who managed to survive had actually experienced. As the world continues to confront the ongoing reality of genocide and ponder the fate of those who survive it, this trial of the century, which has become a touchstone for judicial proceedings throughout the world, offers a legal, moral, and political framework for coming to terms with unfathomable evil. Lipstadt infuses a gripping narrative with historical perspective and contemporary urgency.

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What the Critics Say

"Having covered the Eichmann trial myself, I can warmly recommend Deborah Lipstadt's important analysis of its fascinating perspectives." (Elie Wiesel)
"A penetrating and authoritative dissection of a landmark case and its after effects." (Publishers Weekly)

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Probably more polemic than history.

In part a response to Eichmann in Jerusalem and to a misunderstood libel trial involving David Irving in England -it seems USA law is so much fairer! - this book takes the very real murder of Jews as the only killing worth mentioning - forget the disabled, mentally unwell, gay people, travellers, dissenting priests, etc. This is not only a Jewish history, but the story of everyone who did not match up to some "Aryan" standard, or who stood up against this mad ideology.
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- Mary Carnegie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-03-2011
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC