The Eichmann Trial
The capture of Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in 1960 and his subsequent trial in Jerusalem electrified the world and sparked a global debate on where, how genocide can be judged. The event has become a touchstone for judicial proceedings throughout the world, offering a legal, moral and political framework for coming to terms with unfathomable evil.
This ‘trial of the century’ was revisited by award-winning historian, Deborah Lipstadt, whose book, The Eichman Trial, couples historical perspective with contemporary urgency. She was in conversation Anthony Julius who led her defence team in the David Irving Holocaust denial trial.
Deborah Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Her other books are Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust, 1933-1945, History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving and The Eichmann Trial.