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The Banality of the Eichmann Trial

How the architect of the Final Solution, an otherwise unremarkable bureaucrat, became a star character for film

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Operation Unorthodox

Ep. 148: ‘Operation Finale’ actor Nick Kroll and director Chris Weitz on bringing the Eichmann capture to the big screen

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Eichmann in Full

Chris Weitz’s new ‘Operation Finale’ elegantly escapes turning into another dreary film that’s too embalmed in reverence to deal with real emotions

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Homage to Lanzmann

The ‘Shoah’ filmmaker, who died last week at age 92, would not look away

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Nick Kroll and Oscar Isaac Take Down Eichmann

Today on Jewcy: Check out the trailer for ‘Operation Finale’

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Two Friends Who Escaped from Auschwitz and Warned the World

Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day: Brave men sounded the alarm that went tragically unheeded

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Distorting the Holocaust in Hungary

Seventy-four years to the day after Nazi Germany’s occupation of Hungary, we are not done defending the truth of what happened in Budapest, of how Otto Komoly carried himself in the war, and whether Rudolf Kasztner’s ‘Blood for Goods’ rescue train was a noble or morally abhorrent act

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Caught With My Khalemoyed in My Hand

Rokhl’s Golden City: In the off-days of Sukkot: not going to shul, going out with observant friends to hear an all-female klezmer band, and visiting Eichmann at a museum

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Israel Releases Adolf Eichmann’s Handwritten Final Plea

On May 29, 1962, two days before he was hanged, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann wrote a plea to Israeli President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, arguing that he was a ‘mere instrument’ in the effort to exterminate Europe’s Jews

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Three Roads From Nuremberg

Seventy years to the day after the start of the epoch-defining trials, three Jewish advocates stand above the rest: Jacob Robinson, Sir Hersch Lauterpacht, and Raphael Lemkin

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Giant Nazi Movie Prop Stuns Onlookers in France

Swastika-brandished banner covers building doubling as a coordinating location for SS officer Alois Brunner and the round-up of Nice’s Jews

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Notorious Eichmann Aide Died in Syria in 2010

Simon Wiesenthal Center confirms death of Alois Brunner four years ago

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Moses, Masada, and Eichmann Make Israel’s Newest TV Comedy Sparkle

‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time

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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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In Slovakia, a Citizen’s Effort To Build a Holocaust Memorial to His City’s Missing Jews

Ladislav Rovinský isn’t Jewish—but that gives him the freedom to insist that Košice confront its wartime history

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Hannah Arendt, Guilty Pleasure

Thrill to the Jewish Philosopher Queen as she does battle with boring Nazis, The New Yorker, and Mossad

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Being the Jew in the Box

To have conversations with Germans about Jews, I had to become an exhibition at Berlin’s Jewish Museum

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Daybreak: Israel Preps for Assad Regime’s Fall

Plus, Claude Lanzmann detained, Assad’s emails, and more in the news

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Hearts and Minds

A pair of new plays—one powerful, about Afghanistan; the other less successful, about Eichmann—bring recent history to the stage

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Sundown: New Jersey Vandal Arrested

Plus, Eichmann items on display, quoting Barney Frank, and more

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Sundown: But Will Ashley Biden Convert?

Plus ground operation in Gaza cleared, the problem with Tebow, and more

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Two Plays, Two Adolfs

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

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Revenge of the Nerds

Video games are the medium of revenge, and for Israeli boys killing Hitler in Wolfenstein, that meant addressing some deep traumas

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Sundown: Confessions of an Ex-Columnist

Plus Israel stays course regarding Turkey, and more

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On the Bookshelf

The term “post-Holocaust” raises conceptual problems, but a host of new books helps define it by exploring everything from Nazis on the run to Jews on the mend

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It Happened On Their Birthdates

Jewish history, the day you were born

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Pressure Mounts for German Documents

‘Don’t mention the war,’ say some

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In Case You Forgot To Remember

Some post-Yom HaShoah reading

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Daybreak: Good Friday in Syria?

Plus Pollard implores Obama, the next flotilla, and more in the news

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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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