Hannah Arendt, "Eichmann in Jerusalem" Collection
Clippings, book reviews and published commentaries concerning Hannah Arendt’s book "Eichmann in Jerusalem" and the controversy that it caused, in particular regarding the question of collaboration by Jewish communal organizations, notably the Reichsvertretung der deutschen Juden, and the role of such leaders as Leo Baeck.
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and English.
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Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Born in Hanover on October 14, 1906, Hannah Arendt studied philosophy at the Universities of Marburg, Freiburg and Heidelberg. She emigrated to France in 1933 and to the United States in 1941, where she taught at several universities and achieved a reputation as a leading political philosopher. In "Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil" (New York, 1963), a reflection on the trial of Adolf Eichmann, she refuses to place the sole responsibility for the Holocaust on the Nazis, and assigns blame also to the Allied nations and to the Jewish communal leaders, who passively cooperated with the Nazis. She died in New York on December 4, 1975.
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Other Finding Aid
Also available are original German language index cards.
During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.
- Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975
- Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. (Title of work: Eichmann in Jerusalem.)
- Baeck, Leo, 1873-1956
- Blumenthal, W. Michael, 1926-
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Donat, Alexander
- Eichmann, Adolf, 1906-1962
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany
- Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland
- Simon, Ernst
- War crime trials
- Inventory of the Hannah Arendt, "Eichmann in Jerusalem" Collection, 1963-1966 AR 255
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- The inventory is in English.