11-15-05 - Arendt and Eichmann in Jerusalem

Arendt - i It would be easy to say that Eichmann is devil incarnate However Eichmann was ultimately a boring mediocre man Thus banality of evil 2

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Hannah Arendt and Eichmann in Jerusalem 11/15/05 1. Arendt a. Jewish Councils i. Accused of assisting the Nazis and killing the Jews ii. Claimed that they should have done nothing iii. Blames opportunists, such as those who saved their own families b. Eichmann
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Unformatted text preview: i. It would be easy to say that Eichmann is devil incarnate. However, Eichmann was ultimately a boring, mediocre man. Thus banality of evil. 2. Significance a. Important to note the issues of guilt brought up after the holocaust...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course HIST 371 taught by Professor Weiss during the Spring '05 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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