The Eichmann Trial, 50 years later


    Hour 2

    It’s been 50 years since high-ranking SS officer and Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was kidnapped in Argentina and taken to Israel to be tried and sentenced to death in 1961 for his role as one of the main managers of the Jewish genocide. Award-winning historian DEBORAH LIPSTADT has written a book describing this ground-breaking trial called The Eichmann Trial. This was the first time many Holocaust survivors told their unfathomably heinous stories of torture and murder. This was also when many around the world learned of these accounts of genocide, as this was the first trial broadcast internationally on television. Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University.

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