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Eichmann before Jerusalem: Insights into the mind of a Mass Murderer

Anette Isaacs
Jewish Culture & History
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Course Description

The 60th anniversary of the Eichmann Trial in Israel presents an important opportunity for us to take a closer look at the “architect of the Holocaust.” Did he really just represent the “banality of evil” as author Hannah Arendt so famously expressed it? Or was he indeed a fanatical and utterly brutal Nazi, as recent historical research suggests? Join German Historian Anette Isaacs for a compelling discussion of the decade Eichmann spent in Buenos Aires, which will reveal crucial insights into the mind of one of the world’s most callous mass murderers.

About the Instructor

  • Anette Isaacs, M.A. born and raised in Germany, received her academic education at Emory University in Atlanta, the University of Vienna, Austria, and the Free University in Berlin and earned master's degrees in history, political science and American studies. She now lectures extensively on more than 40 different topics pertaining to her home country's history, culture, politics, and society.