Facing the Glass Booth: The Jerusalem Trial of Adolf Eichmann

Facing the Glass Booth: The Jerusalem Trial of Adolf Eichmann

by Haim Gouri
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814330878

ISBN-13: 9780814330876

Pub. Date: 11/15/2004

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

Facing the Glass Booth, being published in English for the first time, is a detailed account of Eichmann’s trial by the poet and journalist Haim Gouri, who was assigned to cover the event by the Israeli daily newspaper Lamerhav. The trial changed attitudes toward Holocaust survivors in Israeli society. He admits to his initial skepticism toward these witnesses,

Overview

Facing the Glass Booth, being published in English for the first time, is a detailed account of Eichmann’s trial by the poet and journalist Haim Gouri, who was assigned to cover the event by the Israeli daily newspaper Lamerhav. The trial changed attitudes toward Holocaust survivors in Israeli society. He admits to his initial skepticism toward these witnesses, and yet he learns much from them. Gouri’s account is both a fascinating historical document and a chronicle of an extraordinary poet’s encounter with one of the most terrible events of our times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814330876
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Translator's Notexv
Acknowledgmentsxvii
The First Day1
A Speech of Accusation and Lament6
Day and Night and Day12
A Minor Logistical Officer16
Problems of Communication20
"That Which Was ..."23
Shmuel Grynszpan and Benno Cohen26
The Story of God's Servants31
The Disciples of the Angel of Death34
The Miracles38
Why Fear Death?42
Marta's Sabbath Dress49
Documents, Amsterdam, Copenhagen53
"The March to the Star"57
The Narrowing Booth62
Heinrich-Karl-Ernst Grueber66
After a Month71
Yitzhak Nehama of Salonica75
The Ghost of the Past?80
Exhibits T/1091 to T/109985
Hungary, Hungary90
The Psychologist95
Part of the Crime101
The Yoke of Guilt107
Our Glorious Brothers111
Blaze Forth, Teutonic Fire116
A Forest and a Small Railway Station123
The Planet of Ashes128
Potato Power131
In Vino Veritas137
The Key?142
The Power of the Imagination147
The "Legal Basis"153
Addenda and Notes157
"An Hour to an Hour and a Half"162
Ivan and Nikolai167
Jacques Stern's Face171
In the Madhouse175
Ghosts178
That Deal182
On Assignment185
The Cross-Examination189
Insomnia194
Falsehood198
The Puzzle202
"Yes, but ..."206
Did You Go to Maidanek?209
Patrimony213
The Bear, the Dog, and the Man219
The Categorical Imperative224
One Last Chance228
Final Questions233
The Last Document238
The True Picture244
The Black Flag247
A Concluding Speech253
Dr. Robert Servatius259
The Jerusalem Trial266
Convicted280
Words in the Forest285
Deserving of Death288
No Reply292
The Sentence297
"Human Rights"301
The Book and the Appeal305
Making It Short309
The Last Round311
Afterword to the First Edition317
Afterword to the English Edition321
Index329

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