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Eichmann in Jerusalem

Festivals in Krakow and Jerusalem Feature Karski and Arendt

Annette Insdorf | Posted 07.23.2015 | Arts
Annette Insdorf

In the early 1940s, Jan Karski was a courier for the Polish underground who snuck into the Warsaw Ghetto and then tried to warn Allied leaders about the Nazi extermination of Europe's Jews. At approximately the same time, Hannah Arendt -- a brilliant philosophy student and refugee from Germany -- was fleeing an internment camp in France, and finally arrived in New York.

Eichmann in Jerusalem: 50 Years Later

David Moshman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
David Moshman

Fifty years ago, controversy raged over philosopher Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. Her analysis remains shocking today. Subsequent research, however, has supported and extended her central thesis.

The Eternal Student: Margarethe von Trotta on Hannah Arendt

Dan Lybarger | Posted 07.31.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Von Trotta's film vividly captures the impact Arendt's work had in both the United States and Israel and how Arendt's stubborn beliefs could be both a weakness and a strength.