June 19, 2011 | Bronx Community College, CUNY Lecture Series
Nearly two decades after World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the German SS officer who was labeled the mastermind behind the Holocaust, was arrested in Argentina. The Israeli agents who captured Eichmann in 1960 said they weren’t going to kill him, but instead told him, “We are going to give you what you never gave your victims — a fair trial,” says Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of modern Jewish history and Holocaust studies at Emory University. Lipstadt delivered the Samuel D. Ehrenpreis Memorial Lecture at Bronx Community College, where she discussed her recent book, “The Eichmann Trial,” about his trial in Israel for crimes against humanity and its relevance today to current atrocities in Africa and beyond.
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