Becoming Eichmann: Rethinking the Life, Crimes, and Trial of a "Desk Murderer"

Becoming Eichmann Rethinking the Life Crimes and Trial of a Desk Murderer Becoming Eichmann the first account of Eichmann s life to appear in over forty years reveals a surprising portrait of the man once seen as epitomizing the banality of evil Drawing on recently uneart

  • Title: Becoming Eichmann: Rethinking the Life, Crimes, and Trial of a "Desk Murderer"
  • Author: David Cesarani
  • ISBN: 9780306815393
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback
  • Becoming Eichmann, the first account of Eichmann s life to appear in over forty years, reveals a surprising portrait of the man once seen as epitomizing the banality of evil Drawing on recently unearthed documents, David Cesarani explores Eichmann s early career, when he learned how to become an administrator of genocide, and shows how Eichmann developed into the Reich Becoming Eichmann, the first account of Eichmann s life to appear in over forty years, reveals a surprising portrait of the man once seen as epitomizing the banality of evil Drawing on recently unearthed documents, David Cesarani explores Eichmann s early career, when he learned how to become an administrator of genocide, and shows how Eichmann developed into the Reich s expert on Jewish matters, becoming ever hateful and brutal This sobering account deepens our understanding and challenges our preconceptions of Adolf Eichmann and offers fresh insights into both the operation of the Final Solution and its most notorious perpetrator.

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      David Cesarani OBE was an English historian who specialised in Jewish history, especially the Holocaust.

    917 thoughts on “Becoming Eichmann: Rethinking the Life, Crimes, and Trial of a "Desk Murderer"

    • Lots of useful detail on Eichmann so far I have read through 1938 in preparation to write the next sections of the sequel to A FLOOD OF EVIL my idea is to have my fictional character Berthold Becker work with Eichmann regarding Nazi efforts to accelerate Jewish emigration from Germany and Austria (after 1938 Anchluss). Later, when I get to those years in my novel, I will read about Eichmann's role in the Holocaust.


    • Excellent book. If you've read Arendt on the topic and think you know what's what, you're wrong. Cesarani patiently makes a case for putting Arendt on the shelf when it comes to Mr. Eichmann. Considerably more nuanced and far greater in scope. Unlike Arendt, Cesarani didn't phone this one in.


    • Good book. I've read so many books about the Nazi era but never truly understood how the Final Solution came about until now. By having Eichmann's life walk us through those years, it becomes clear that the Holocaust wasn't a leap into madness, but a step-by-step process that eased otherwise sane men into utterly insane depravity.Highly recommend it.


    • Strange how one little action at a time turned this man from a normal average person into a mass murderer. We must all realize that if we just go along with terrible things around us we can be slowly changed into doing those terrible things. One blind eye at a time.


    • Excellent book about what moved Adolf Eichmann to act like he did. The author starts with the story of Eichmann's life and rise within the Nazi party and SS and SD organizations, and his role therein. At the end of the war he described Eichmann on the run and his eventual flight to Argentina. The ten years he lived pretty much worry free in South America, together with his wife and children who joined him there (under their own names) when he felt it was safe enough, is well described and leads [...]


    • Cesarani's 'Eichmann', published in 2004 gets four stars from me. The book is a complete biography of the subject, expertly researched, and a much needed review of the depictions from fifty years ago.To be honest, before reading this, I knew little of Adolf Eichmann. I can remember the headlines plastered on the side of double decker busses, back in the early sixties. Since then my knowledge of the facts of this case has remained scant. My birthday falls on Yom HaShoah, so every year I get a rem [...]


    • Wer die Bürokratie hinter dem Jahrhundertverbrechen verstehen will, sollte zu diesem Buch greifen. Top recherchiert handelt es sich mit Sicherheit um das Standardwerk zu diesem Mann. Es gibt erstaunlich Details, zB eine Reise Eichmanns nach Palästina in den 30er Jahren. Interessant sind natürlich auch die Geschehnisse nach 45, die Flucht nach Argentinien, die Verhaftung durch die Israelis und der folgende Prozess.


    • When I was a little boy, I read something in the New York Times about Eichmann's imminent execution. The article discussed the pleas for mercy coming in from figures like Pearl Buck, and included details about his children and wife. I was so upset that my father heard me crying and came up to my bedroom to see what the matter was. God only knows what he thought about finding his nine year-old son weeping over a mass murderer, but he patiently explained to me that the execution was, in fact, just [...]


    • After Eichmann had been condemned to death a pastor was allowed to visit him to speak of spiritual matters. Eichmann told him he did not believe he had any reason to throw himself on the mercy of any divine being. "I have nothing to confess. I have not sinned. I am clear with God. I did not do it. I did nothing wrong. I have no regrets." He also stated he did not believe anything from the Old Testament because it was Jewish fables and he did not believe in hell. He went to his death with his hea [...]


    • Definitive. Not a word you should use carelessly about a biography, but it seems hard to suggest how to surpass this magisterial, insightful and well-written account of a horrible subject.Eichmann continues to be a scary puzzle and Cesarani's account helps the reader to separate the facts from the many interpretations and obfuscations added over the years. At the end the reader must face his/hers own personal choice regarding interpretation and judgement, but can do so based on an excellent over [...]


    • A tratti molto interessante, specialmente la parte fino alla cattura. Vengono ripercorse la vita e la carriera di Eichmann in modo piuttosto approfondito.La parte relativa al processo e ciò che è successo dopo la sua morte risulta invece a tratti ripetitiva e a tratti noiosa fino a far cadere i denti. Lo ridurrei di almeno un centinaio di pagine.


    • Fascinating book with two uses: it provides a detailed history of the evolution of Nazi policy of Jewish persecution and murder and it provides a useful tonic to Arendt's "banality of evil" hypothesis that is undeservedly influential. It is made clear that Eichmann was no accidental murderer.


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