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Eichmann Background “Main player in the implementation of the Final Solution of the Jewish Question” How he looked “normal” “It is almost as if we really want these ‘perpetrators’ to be psychotic” - The more disturbing truth is that most of which, were not. Why is he so scary to us? Appeared normal, not like a typical criminal - new concept of criminals Sometimes we would feel more comfortable if he resembled a stereotypical sociopathic murder. SS Captain Wisliceny claimed “that Eichmann had told his men shortly before the end of the war that ‘he would jump into his grave laughing, because the feeling that he had five million people on his conscience, gave him extraordinary satisfaction’” Glass Box Eichmann sat in the bulletproof “dock”, sectioned off from the rest of the courtroom symbolizing how the trial was, for the most part, unrelated to Eichmann and more about the emotional testimony of witnesses called to the stand. Israel View of Trial

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