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Eichmann in Jerusalem A Report on the Banality of EvilNazi Almanyası'nda Yahudilerin gettolara ve toplama kamplarına naklinden sorumlu Otto Adolf Eichmann 11 Mayıs 1960'ta Buenos Aires'in kenar mahallelerinden birinde yakalandı ve İsrail'e getirildi 11 Nisan 1961'de Kudüs Bölge Mahkemesi'ne çıkarıldı ve on beş ayrı iddiayla suçlandı Başkalarıyla birlikte Nazi rejiminin başından sonuna kadar ve özellikle de İkinci Dünya Savaşı sırasında Yahudi halkına karşı suçlar insanlığa karşı suçlar işlemiştiÜlkemizde özellikle totalitarizm üzerine çalışm. It is hard to know what to say about this book The subtitle is pretty well right the banality of evil Eichmann comes across as a complete fool utterly lacking in any ability to see things from the perspective of the other As Arendt says at one point the idea that he could sit chatting to a German Jew about how unfair it was that he never received a promotion for his work in exterminating the Jews pretty much sums up the man It seems Eichmann felt he was doing his best not only for his masters but also for the Jews too This was the part I found most surprising He knew the Jews were being exterminated that this was or less inevitable and so given this inevitability the ‘moral’ thing to do was to make the whole process as clean and ‘painless’ as possible I kept thinking of Bauman talking about the holocaust as a huge exercise in ‘hygiene’ There really is no part of this that doesn’t uickly sink into a horrible kind of absurdityThe problem with the holocaust is the sheer scale of it makes trying to hold it in your head comparable to trying to understand the universe you can feel yourself sinking into insanity And it is not just the whole ‘so many’ problem although obviously it is that as well but mingled with that is the remarkable level of planning involved to which Eichmann was clearly dedicated and hardworking to a fault The problem this book raises isn’t the reassuring ‘you would need to be a monster’ – because how much better the world would be if that were true It isn’t even the ‘we would all be Eichmann if placed in similar circumstances’ That in fact simply and demonstrably isn’t the case We have endless examples of people who actively chose not to be Eichmann people who knowingly paid for not being Eichmann with their lives and did so as an active choice The thing that this book makes terribly clear is that simple bureaucratic processes can be used to remarkable effect in normalising the unthinkable – in fact you can commit genocide on an unprecedented scale if you have people worrying about train timetables and the supply of gas rather than where the trains will go and what the gas is for There was an insanely horrible part of this where she says that many Germans would have preferred suicide to defeat and that some may well have felt those damn Jews had used up all of the gas The world really can be endlessly perverse in the most unspeakable of waysA particularly interesting part of the book was the discussion of why the Nazis dealt with the Zionists All Jews were bad but at least the Zionists had some sense of national feeling I’d never thought of the monstrous consistency that might lie at the heart of nationalismAnd yet this book left me feeling terribly uneasy Once Eichmann was in Israel it was clear he was going to die – for as much as Israel may not have wanted this to be seen as a show trial clearly this was a story with only one possible ending The concern I had was that this guy really couldn’t be called a ‘mastermind’ in any sense that doesn’t inspire the bitterest of ironic laughs He was in some ways proof that the Nazis recognising that to promote him beyond where he was would only result in an exemplar case of the Peter Principle He was highly effective at organising logistics but his motivation was not genocide or hatred of the Jews – I dread to say it but that would at least make sense Instead he was just some guy pitifully obsessed with following orders in the hope of getting a promotion seeking to impress his superiors and completely obsessed with efficiency I certainly cannot bring myself to be sorry for his fate but then neither can I feel the world is all that much better without him He was a fool a terrifying fool doing his job And that fact is the most terrifying of all about this book I fear

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Alarıyla tanınan ünlü siyaset bilimci Hannah Arendt bu kitabında Nazi Almanyası döneminde milyonlarca Yahudinin toplama kamplarına ölüme gönderilmesinden sorumlu SS yetkilisi Adolf Eichmann'ın Kudüs'teki yargı sürecini ele alıyor Arendt bu duruşmada Yahudilerin çektiği acıların antisemitizmin ya da ırkçılığın bir anlamda gözardı edildiğini; duruşmanın sadece kendisine verilen emirleri yerine getirdiğini söyleyen terfi etmekten başka bir şey düşünmeyen savaşın tam ortasında Bratislava'da İ. What has come to light is neither nihilism nor cynicism as one might have expected but a uite extraordinary confusion over elementary uestions of morality—as if an instinct in such matters were truly the last thing to be taken for granted in our time I've been entertained by my fair share of WWIINaziHolocaust media a glut in the marketable masses of reality's intersection with fiction the never fails to rear its head every year Of course that's the US for you with its isolation and capitalism and pride It's no use saying that I wish I had never sought out such things to fill my time for reasons of a complete undermining of reception of this book if nothing else But oh how I would like to For politics is not like the nursery; in politics obedience and support are the same What I have faith in these days is a future of ever increasing alignment between morality and legality In the present I only supplicate in front of a reassurance that there indeed exists a concept of progress between my modern day and the ones before A progress aligned with my personal sensibility of ethics and individual level of comfort at any rate and if he suffers he must suffer for what he has done not for what he has caused others to suffer What we have here in this book is a collusion of time place and people Hannah Arendt went to Jerusalem to report on the trial of Adolf Eichmann doing so through means of fact analysis and the lines of legal and politic that governments trundle along their way on As a result of my reading my thinking has undergone a paradigm shift on the level that it did upon encountering The Second Sex The subject material differs but my interpretation is the same I can never afford to become cynical for that implies I've learned enough to be so Fear anger and a burning desire to know That's acceptable And if he did not always like what he had to dohe never forgot what the alternative would have been Not only in Argentina leading the unhappy existence of a refugee but also in the courtroom in Jerusalem with his life as good as forfeited he might have still preferred—if anybody had asked him—to be hanged as Obersturmbannführer aD in retirement rather than living out his life uietly and normally as a traveling salesman for the Vacuum Oil Company According to the primary evidence Arendt utilized Eichmann was deemed both sane and normal by six psychologists He suffered from neither guilt nor anger but from at most the frustration of one who has always been down on their luck someone who joined a movement in history in hopes of a promising potential and never uite fulfilled it His memory consisted not of the timeline of the war but of the timeline of this potential his study of Jewish texts his interaction with fellow members of the SS the hows and wherefores of his coming to be and the end all uestion of his reasons for staying on The net effect of this language system was not to keep these people ignorant of what they were doing but to prevent them from euating it with their old normal knowledge of murder and lies Eichmann's great susceptibility to catch words and stock phrases combined with his incapacity for ordinary speech made him of course an ideal subject for language rules Eichmann was banal in the least sense of the word His lack of intelligence not only spelled his doom due to little caution and less attention paid to his bragging tongue it also made him perfectly happy to appropriate the words the far discreet Nazi Party told him and construct his thinking with such In view of the Jewish uestion he termed himself both expert and idealist the former a lie and the latter a peculiar trait that led to largely respectful collaborations with Jewish Elders all over Europe regarding evacuationsdeportations and related matters Using these phrases working towards a higher rank in the SS claiming responsibility for millions of deaths with both complete lack of guilt and oddly lofty sense of history; all of that each and every time made him elated In Eichmann's mind there was no contradiction between I will jump into my grave laughing appropriate for the end of the war and I shall gladly hang myself in public as a warning example for all anti Semites on this earth which now under vastly different circumstances fulfilled exactly the same function of giving him a lift The facts here are ugly awkward and fucking sadistic Eichmann's trial by sheer happenstance touches on amidst so much the defining of crimes against humanity genocide versus administrative massacres the history of anti Semitism and subseuent conflict between the Jewish understanding of pogroms and the world's views of crime and punishment and the limits of current laws of warfare and indeed the very terms of justice in the face of World War Two Here the trial in Jerusalem faltered in the face of a completely legal indictment and subseuent explanation of such as did every other trial of WWII war criminals and lesser collaborators Here history will repeated not because we do not know it but because we now know the punishment and as such can act accordingly Here the world took action and one wonders whether that result was worth the trigger and whether worse things could have happened had not the final push occurred Evil in the Third Reich had lost the uality by which most people recognize it

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Read & Download ✓ Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Nazi Almanyası'nda Yahudilerin gettolara ve toplama kamplarına naklinden sorumlu Otto Adolf Eichmann 11 Mayıs 1960'ta Buenos Aires'in kenar mahallelerçişleri Bakanı'yla bowlinge gittiğinden başka bir şey hatırlamayan bu adamın yaptıklarına indirgendiğini söylüyorYahudi soykırımının mimarı olarak sunulan Adolf Eichmann'ın sadist bir canavardan ziyade normal hatta korkutucu derecede normal bir insan olduğuna dikkat çeken Arendt özellikle düşünme ve muhakeme yetisinin kaybolmasıyla birlikte kötülüğün nasıl sıradanlaştığını vurguluyor Eichmann duruşmasından yola çıkarak insanlık tarihinin dönüm noktalarından birini gözler önüne seriy. This book is amazing In it Arendt struggles with three major issues 1 the guilt and evil of the ordinary bureaucratic obedient German people like Eichmann who contributed to the attempted genocide of the Jewish people 2 the complicity of some jews in the genocide through organization mobilization passive obedience and negotiations with the Nazis 3 the logical absurdity the Eichmann and Nuremberg Trials etc In this book and the original 'New Yorker' essays it came from Hannah Arendt isn't going for easy cliché answers She isn't asking rhetorical or weightless uestions While some of her positions might not be fully supportable the very act of asking tough uestions that don't fall into easy boxes is a gift to humanity Arendt's tactic of giving no one an automatic free pass while also not allowing people like Eichmann to become cartoonish characters of evil allows her the room to push the idea that the potential for evil exists not just in dark scary places but in well lit and very efficient bureaucracies and we all even Israel might be asked to push or pull a lever if we aren't paying close attention