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Genocide Remembered from a Careerist Perspective – “Eichmann in Jerusalem” – Hannah Arendt

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

His memory proved to be quite unreliable about what had actually happened; in a rare moment of exasperation, Judge Landau asked the accused: “What can you remember?” (if you don’t remember the discussions at the so-called Wannsee Conference, which dealt with the various methods of killing) and the answer, of course, was that Eichmann remembered the turning points in his own career rather well, but that they did not necessarily coincide with the turning points in the story of Jewish extermination or, as a matter of fact, with the turning points in history.

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