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Eichmann on Lolita – “Eichmann in Jerusalem” – Hannah Arendt

April 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Genocide, History, Morality, WW2

Eichmann’s best opportunity to show this positive side of his character in Jerusalem came when the young police officer in charge of his mental and psychological well-being handed him Lolita for relaxation. After two days Eichmann returned it, visibly indignant; “Quite an unwholesome book”—“Das ist aber ein sehr unerfreuliches Buch”—he told his guard.)

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