Eichmann in Jerusalem


Hannah Arendt

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The 1942 meeting, led by Reinhardt Heydrich, at which Nazi ministers planned the Final Solution. Eichmann was the conference’s secretary and lowest-ranking participant; to Heydrich’s surprise, no one had any qualms about or objections to his plans for genocide.
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Chapter 7: The Wannsee Conference, or Pontius Pilate
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...she has presented so far; the crucial moment in his mind was the January 1942 Wannsee Conference , at which various Ministers in the Nazi government assembled at Heydrich’s request to plan... (full context)
Chapter 9: Deportations from the Reich—Germany, Austria, and the Protectorate
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Eichmann faced “no questions of conscience” between the 1942 Wannsee Conference and the end of the Final Solution in 1944; he was focused on organizing and... (full context)