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Apprehending Eichmann

David Cesarani, Lisa Appignanesi, Hanna Yablonka

10/03/2005 10:30 am

David Cesarani’s Eichmann: His Life and Crimes (2004) is the first account of Eichmann’s life since the aftermath of his dramatic capture and trial by the Israelis. He describes how Eichmann embraced extermination as a career move and how a normal man became “rotten from the inside out”.

Hanna Yablonka’s The State of Israel VS. Adolf Eichmann (2004) reveals how the 1961 trial was constructed, becoming a turning point for Israeli society and perception of the Holocaust around the world. Together with Lisa Appignanesi, the two authors explored his continuing impact.


David Cesarani

David Cesarani is Research Professor in History at Royal Holloway, London. The author of several prize-winning books, he has advised many institutions, NGOs and government bodies on Holocaust and post-Holocaust issues

Lisa Appignanesi

Lisa Appignanesi has been a university lecturer in European Studies and was Deputy Director of London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts. Her works of non-fiction include Freud’s Women (with John Forrester), a biographical portrait of Simone de Beauvoir, and a history of cabaret. She has edited The Rushdie File and a number of books on contemporary culture, as well as producing various films for television. Lisa Appignanesi lives in London with her two children.

Hanna Yablonka