Becoming Eichmann

Becoming Eichmann

Rethinking the Life, Crimes, and Trial of A "desk Murderer"

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From 1941 to 1945 Adolf Eichmann organized the mass deportation and extinction of Jews in Europe. Working at his desk and in the field, he was at the center of Nazi genocide. This book, 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, historian 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 more 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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2006
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9780306814761
0306814765
Characteristics: 458 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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Dec 04, 2016

I read and have read many WWII and Holocaust History, Biography and Literature. I had not read anything about Eichmann since "The House on Garibaldi Street" about the Mossad's capture of the fugitive. Well researched biography. The book gets bogged down in the pages about the trial ( as did the trial itself ), but very readable through the Argentina caper. If you want to know about Eichmann's role in the final solution, I recommend this book. Kristi and Abby Tabby

Vincent T Lombardo Jun 14, 2016

Very comprehensive and well-written account of Eichmann's rise and fall and his role in the Final Solution. If you did not see "Operation Finale" at the Maltz Museum or attend any of the terrific programs associated with that wonderful exhibit, this book is an excellent substitute!

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