The poems created from the law reports of several states offer a record of human behavior different in scale but not in substance from the testimony Reznikoff took from the Nuremberg Military Tribunal Trials and the record of the Eichmann trial
To quote Hannah Arendt's famous phrase from the Eichmann trial
, here is 'the banality of evil' precisely placed for the exhibition wall.
These include war crimes during World War I and World War II, the Anton Dostler case, the Zyklon B trial, the Belsen trial, the Buchenwald trial, the Malmedy Massacre trial, the Nuremberg trial, the Einsatzgruppen case and Otto Ohlendorf, Karl Brandt, the Tokyo war crimes trial, the trial of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Khabarovsk war crime trial, the Eichmann trial
, the My Lai Massacre, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the Rwandan genocide, and trials of Dusko Tadic, Slobodan Milosevic, Radovan Karadzic, Radislav Krstic, Charles Taylor, Theoneste Bagosora, Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza, Ferdinand Nahimana, Hassan Ngeze, Jean-Paul Akayesu, Ante Gotovina, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, and Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo.
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MEMORIES OF THE EICHMANN TRIAL
(DAVID PERLOV, 1979)
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.
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).