For Jordan, this began to change with the Eichmann Trial
, in which Israeli prosecutors relied primarily on the testimony of survivors to support the reliability of archival evidence.
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My father, Raphael Siddur, a journalist and translator, was one of the people who translated the Eichmann trial
in Israel and reported it to the world.
Her exceptional scholarship has included such insightful books as Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust, 1933-1945 (1986), Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory (1993), History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier (2006), The Eichmann Trial
(2011), and now, Holocaust: An American Understanding (2016), published as a part of Rutgers University's Key Words in Jewish Studies series.
She criticized the prosecution in the Eichmann trial
for building a case 'on what the Jews had suffered, not on what Eichmann had done' (p.
In perhaps the most famous exploration of legal theatricality, Eichmann in Jerusalem: a report on the banality of evil, Hannah Arendt writes of 'the play aspect' of the Eichmann trial
in an analysis that questions any easy conflation of publicness and justice.
There I was one Friday afternoon, sitting in the Hackney Picturehouse with five other people watching Margarethe von Trotta's film, the focus of which was Arendt's coverage of the Eichmann trial
, and the consequence that her subsequent report had on her personal life and academic reputation.
A time line running down the center of the gallery floor indicates key events, amongthein the first television emissions in the Federal Republic of Germany (1952), the construction of the Berlin Wall and the Eichmann trial
in Jerusalem (1961), the height of student activism (1968), and the Vietnam War (1964-75).
And the Crooked Shall Be Made Straight: The Eichmann Trial
, the Jewish Catastrophe, and Hannah Arendt's Narrative.
Arendt had convinced New Yorker editor William Shawn to contract her to report on the Eichmann trial
Few people, even in academia, understood her single-minded philosopher's approach to reporting on and assessing the complexities she saw surrounding the Eichmann trial
According to the Daily Telegraph, Lipstadt, did "for the new century what the Nuremberg tribunals or the Eichmann trial
did for earlier generations.