In 1961 Adolf Eichmann went on trial in Jerusalem for his part in the Nazi persecution and mass murder of Europe’s Jews. For the first time a judicial process focussed on the genocide against the Jews and heard Jewish witnesses to the catastrophe. The trial and the controversies it caused had a profound effect on shaping the collective memory of what became ‘the Holocaust’.
This volume, a special issue of the Journal of Israeli History, brings together new research by scholars from Europe, Israel and the USA.
1. Introduction 2. The Eichmann Trial: Changing Perspectives 3. Politics and Memory in West and East Germany since 1961 and in Unified Germany since 1990 4. Between Collective Memory and Manipulation: The Holocaust, Wagner and the Israelis 5. Holocaust Controversies in the 1990s 6. The Impact of the "Eichmann Event" in Italy, 1961 7. The Representation of the Holocaust in the Arab World 8. Too Little, Too Late? Reflections on Britain's Holocaust Memorial Day 9. Nativization and Nationalization: A Comparative Landscape Study of Holocaust Museums in Israel, the US and the UK 10. The Depiction of the Holocaust at the Imperial War Museum since 1961 11. Looking into the Mirrors of Evil