The Eichmann Trial

  • by Deborah E Lipstadt
  • Narrated by Walter Dixon
  • 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The capture of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in May of 1960 and his subsequent trial in Jerusalem by an Israeli court electrified the world. The public debate it sparked on where, how, and by whom Nazi war criminals should be brought to justice, and the international media coverage of the trial itself, was a watershed moment in how the civilized world in general and Holocaust survivors in particular found the means to deal with the legacy of genocide on a scale that had never been seen before.
Award-winning historian Deborah E. Lipstadt gives us an overview of the trial and analyzes the dramatic effect that the survivors’ courtroom testimony—which was itself not without controversy—had on a world that had until then regularly commemorated the Holocaust but never fully understood what the millions who died and the hundreds of thousands who managed to survive had actually experienced. As the world continues to confront the ongoing reality of genocide and ponder the fate of those who survive it, this trial of the century, which has become a touchstone for judicial proceedings throughout the world, offers a legal, moral, and political framework for coming to terms with unfathomable evil. Lipstadt infuses a gripping narrative with historical perspective and contemporary urgency.

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What the Critics Say

“Having covered the Eichmann trial myself, I can warmly recommend Deborah Lipstadt’s important analysis of its fascinating perspectives.” (Elie Wiesel)
“A penetrating and authoritative dissection of a landmark case and its after effects.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Is this about the author or about the event?

This book is terrible. The author's self-importance diminishes the significance of the event, as impossible as that sounds. It resembles a bad, chip-on-the-shoulder blog entry. Not worthy of the title of "history."
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- Tyler Durden

Avoid this one

Literally half this book has nothing to do with Adolph Eichmann or his trial. The frist hour and a half of this book deals with the author's libel trial in England against David Irving. She then briefly goes into Eichmanns capture and transportation to Israel. Her discussion of the trial and it's participants is sketchy at best. No insight into the mind of Eichmann is brought to light. Adolph Eichmann is hanged and there is stilll almost two hours of the book left. The listener is then introduced to the philosphy of Hannah Arendt, a self hating jew from the 60's. who believed that the jews were as much to blame for the holocaust as the nazis. WHO CARES !!

If you want to learn about Eichmann, get the movie, The Man Who Captured Eichmann staring Robert Duvall.
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- Alan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-14-2011
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC