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Sunday, February 17 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Eichmann Trial: A 50-Year Retrospective

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In 1960, Israel shocked the world when it announced that it had apprehended Adolf Eichmann, one of the primary organizers of the Final Solution. His trial in Jerusalem, the first ever to be televised, is considered to have substantially changed the world's awareness of the Holocaust. It had important implications for Israelis and Jews worldwide. The trial was subjected to withering criticism by Hannah Arendt. We shall look at the impact of the trial and assess Arendt's criticism.

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Deborah Lipstadt

Emory University
Deborah E. Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Her latest book, The Eichmann Trial, was published in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the trial’s start. Her 2006 book, History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, the story of her libel trial against David Irving, is currently being developed into a movie. At Emory, she directs Holocaust Denial on Trial, a website... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Passaic B 15th floor conference center