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The Eichmann Trial

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, talks about the capture of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in May of 1960, and how his subsequent trial in Jerusalem by an Israeli court electrified the world and sparked a public debate on where, how, and by whom Nazi war criminals should be brought to justice. The Eichmann Trial gives an overview of the trial and analyzes the dramatic effect that the survivors’ courtroom testimony had on the world.

Guests:

Deborah Lipstadt

Comments [5]

alice from Florida

Read the book "The House on Garabaldi Street" by Isser Harel, former head of Israel's Secret Service, for a full account of the stunning capture of Adolf Eichmann.

May. 06 2011 07:17 PM
Pete from UK

Where exactly should the trial have taken place in Europe? Most of the Holocaust took place in Eastern Europe which was well and truly behind the Iron Curtain in 1961. Why would the Soviets be interested in justice for the Jews? They weren't interested in justice for their own people.

Apr. 17 2011 08:42 AM
Herb from nyc

they killed one thid of the Jews sacraficing the war effort

Apr. 14 2011 03:34 PM
Caroline from NJ

Above and beyond the facts she presents, Ms. Lipstadt's gracious, cool, calm and collected manner makes her case impressively.

Apr. 14 2011 01:24 PM

Nazi war criminals should have been tried in europe, where they lived, warred and committed their crimes. Remember Nazis didn't kill just jews, nor was the war over jewish people.

Apr. 14 2011 01:22 PM

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