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Adolf Eichmann Is Alive and Well and Living in the Middle East

Philosopher Bettina Stangneth’s brilliant, newly translated study of the origins of evil shows why radicals like ISIS act like Nazis

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How the Ghosts of the Holocaust Haunted the 1960s, But Quietly

The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’

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Why Do We Want Revenge?

In Payback: The Case for Revenge, law professor Thane Rosenbaum considers our desire for vengeance

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Holocaust Pulp Fiction

The Auschwitz survivor known as Ka-Tzetnik 135633 wrote lurid novels derided as pornography when they were published. Now he’s Israel’s Elie Wiesel.

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The Final ‘Text/Context’ Looks Forward

The Jewish future, imagined and real

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Nextbook Press Titles Honored

2011 National Jewish Book Awards announced

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Two Plays, Two Adolfs

A serious take on Eichmann and a less serious one on Hitler

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Sundown: Drawn and Quartet-ed

Plus the tallest guy at the Jewish day school, and more

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Sundown: Aleph Portman Joke Contest

Plus real Persian firemen of Long Island, and more

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Daybreak: Out-of-Town Previews

What Obama and Bibi will say (and what Abbas will be thinking), and more in the news

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Pressure Mounts for German Documents

‘Don’t mention the war,’ say some

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Defense Department

Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department’s anti-Semitism envoy, must defend Israel from delegitimization while confronting a growing wave of anti-Jewish rhetoric among European elites

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Hannah Arendt’s Draft of History

The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work

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Film Study

The Eichmann Trial opened in Jerusalem 50 years ago today. Here are the six most significant moments captured in trial films archived at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Regrets, He Had a Few

What Eichmann wished he had done differently

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Protest Versus Violence

Comment of the week

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Trial and Error

Studying the 1961 Adolf Eichmann trial provided a reminder that it’s always crucial to confront Holocaust denialism, whether among Nazis in the immediate postwar years or from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today

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Introducing ‘The Eichmann Trial’

Deborah Lipstadt’s Nextbook Press book is published today

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The Pugilist

Friends and Politics, Part 3: Norman Podhoretz. The neoconservative icon and I weren’t personally close, but we shared a more important bond, over the struggle to defend Israel and American Jewry.

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Patient Testimony

Today on Tablet

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The Eichmann Trial

Award-winning historian Deborah Lipstadt gives us a compelling reassessment of the groundbreaking trial that has become a touchstone for judicial proceedings throughout the world in which victims of genocide confront its perpetrators.

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