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Nazi 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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Eichmann in Jerusalem A Report on the Banality of Evilçişleri 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. Hannah sometimes in Jerusalem a Report on the Banality of a Book A new group of deportees has arrived at Auschwitz There they are men women and children all fearful all apprehensive A truck drives by piled high with corpses The arms of the dead are hanging loose over the sides waving as if in grim farewell The people scream But no sooner has the vehicle turned a corner than the horror has been edited out of their minds Even on the brink of death there are some things too fantastic for the human imagination to absorb This is a true account though unfortunately I can’t remember exactly where I read it I think it was Anus Mundi Wiesaw Kielar’s memoir of the five years he spent in the death camp but I can’t be certain It came to mind on reading Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem; A Report on the Banality of Evil Why you may wonder Simply because Hannah Arendt had a prefect retrospective knowledge; she is wise after the event She knows what the outcome is going to be for those people on that platform They did not even so far as that final stage But Arendt assumes that they and their leaders did; that they collaborated with the machinery of death That is the worst failure of the greater failure in her account of the Eichmann trial This is not a review; it’s a literary post mortem Arendt’s book is too well known a controversial ‘classic’ over which a prefect avalanche of words has descended These are my own an exposure of what I consider to be possibly the worst example of bad faith dissimulation and prejudgement ever penned It’s a dishonest book that attempts to hide its dishonesty in the way that Eichmann attempted to hide his guilt It is a book if I can put it like this that was ‘only obeying orders’ What do I mean exactly Precisely this before a word of evidence had been heard in that court in Jerusalem Arendt had set an agenda She came armed with preconceptions all drawn from The Origins of Totalitarianism her magnum opus In a sense Eichmann’s guilt or innocence were irrelevant to the main point which was to repackage him as a perfect example of ‘totalitarian man’ a cog in a machine programmed simply to obey orders One thing worked in her favour people came to Jerusalem expecting to see a monster What they saw was a rather tawdry balding bespectacled middle aged German of wholly forgettable appearance This was the sort of individual one would pass in the street without a second glance He was disappointingly banal which gave Arendt her leitmotiv the theme she played throughout Eichmann in Jerusalem What she gave us in the end was an account that did much to obscure the real Eichmann even so far as setting aside altogether the anti Semitism which formed such a part of his character and political outlook Eichmann may have been a colourless mediocrity but his actions the evil behind his actions was most assuredly anything but banal There is opportunism here that also has to be understood the opportunism not just of Arendt who also had an anti Zionist agenda but the opportunism of those who latched their wagons to her star The person who comes first to mind here is Stanley Milgram author of a famous experiment on obedience and authority so flawed in methodology and scientific rigour that it verges on the fraudulent People like Eichmann he concluded were not sadistic monsters They were simply individuals who had abdicated all moral choice to a greater authority Had Arendt not proved this to be so What we were given was a form of psychological profiling devoid of history of context of politics of ideology and of all cultural preconceptions But the Arendt Milgram Axis if I can express it so worked It was a great influence on those who needed excuses those who sought to dissolve a particular set of historical factors into a ‘universal’ explanation one which served to relativise the Holocaust robbing it of all uniueness The Holocaust as David Cesarani says in Eichmann and his Crimes was simply depicted as a function of modernity Arendt did not spend long in Jerusalem; she did not need to; she had already made up her mind exposed initially in reports which were not reports in the New Yorker She vacuum packed the Holocaust for a modern audience for people who were trying to make sense of the complexity of it all; people who were trying to make sense of the colourless executioner in Jerusalem She gave people an Eichmann who was ‘like us’ who demonstrated a latent potential present in everyman The best critiue of the disingenuousness of Eichmann in Jerusalem comes in my view from Yaacov Lozowick a one time admirer of the book; There was very little that was banal about Eichmann or any of his accomplices and the little that could be found was not relevant to what they had done Arendt’s point of departure was wrong Although she was primarily a philosopher she had written an historical analysis – and without checking the facts Moreover she had refrained from taking into account much potentially relevant information Above all her position was the result of ideological considerations not careful scholarship There was also a paradox that of a Jew who herself had anti Semitic not just anti Zionist tendencies In a letter to Karl Jaspers dated April 1961 she describes Gideon Hauser the chief prosecutor at the Eichmann trial as a “typical Galician Jew very unsympathetic is always making mistakes” Of Israel and Israelis in general she wrote that “The country’s interest in the trial has been artificially whetted An oriental mob that would hang around any place where something is going on is hanging around the front of the courthouse She goes on like this fulminations against ‘oriental Jews’ that would not have been out of place in the Third Reich Arendt created the myth of the twentieth century – the myth of the desk bound killer and his supine cattle like victims Her Jews as I said collaborated in their own destruction The various Jewish Councils established by the Nazis in the ghettos of occupied Europe were little than the adjutants of death Jewish complicity here was necessary to prove the ‘moral collapse’ that was one of the essential features of her particular totalitarian model All evidence to the contrary all evidence of Jewish resistance is ignored But by far the most important omission is the forms of deception the Nazis practiced to be carried right to the threshold of destruction something Vasily Grossman alighted on in his essay The Hell of Treblinka Eichmann in Jerusalem is a book that comes close to justifying the monster who was a man close to excusing him of all practical and moral responsibility Arendt’s understanding of Eichmann and his times is impoverished in the extreme She obscured the real Eichmann in the way that he himself deliberately tried to obscure the facts If there was a Jewish collaborator with Nazism after the fact she is no better example Elegantly written Eichmann in Jerusalem may have been but this should not be allowed to obscure its worthlessness as an account of the man the motives and the crimes Only one judgement remains as a book Eichmann in Jerusalem is banal

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Free download À Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Nazi Almanyası'nda Yahudilerin gettolara ve toplama kamplarına naklinden sorumlu Otto Adolf Eichmann 11 Mayıs 1960'ta Buenos Aires'in kenar mahallelerinden birinde yaAlarıyla 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. We just saw the movie Hannah Arendt and it is extremely good possibly the best thing I've seen this year Margarethe von Trotta's direction and script are excellent and Barbara Sukowa is terrific in the title role