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Hypocrisy and Discretion – “Eichmann in Jerusalem” – Hannah Arendt

April 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Genocide, History, Hypocrisy, WW2

Whatever the reasons, there certainly was something breathtaking in the naivete with which the prosecution denounced the infamous Nuremberg Laws of 1935, which had prohibited intermarriage and sexual intercourse between Jews and Germans. The better informed among the correspondents were well aware of the irony, but they did not mention it in their reports. This, they figured, was not the time to tell the Jews what was wrong with the laws and institutions of their own country.

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