Eichmann Before Jerusalem

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Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer
AuthorBettina Stangneth
Original titleEichmann vor Jerusalem – Das unbehelligte Leben eines Massenmörders
TranslatorRuth Martin
CountrySwitzerland
LanguageGerman
SubjectHolocaust, psychology, human behavior
Published2011
ISBN978-3-7160-2669-4

Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer (German: Eichmann vor Jerusalem – Das unbehelligte Leben eines Massenmörders) is a 2011 book by Bettina Stangneth. It challenges Hannah Arendt's portrayal of Adolf Eichmann in Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil as an unintelligent and thoughtless bureaucrat. Stangneth proposes that Eichmann's actions were the results of intentional, well-thought-out decisions of a man who strongly subscribed to Nazi ideology and who took pride in his actions.

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