The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial, 1963-1965: Genocide, History, and the Limits of the Law

The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial, 1963-1965: Genocide, History, and the Limits of the Law

by Devin O. Pendas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521844061

ISBN-13: 9780521844062

Pub. Date: 12/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial was the largest, most public, and most important trial of Holocaust perpetrators conducted in West German courts. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Devin O. Pendas provides a comprehensive history of this momentous event. Situating the trial in a thorough analysis of West German criminal law, the book argues that in

Overview

The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial was the largest, most public, and most important trial of Holocaust perpetrators conducted in West German courts. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Devin O. Pendas provides a comprehensive history of this momentous event. Situating the trial in a thorough analysis of West German criminal law, the book argues that in confronting systematic, state-sponsored genocide, the Frankfurt court ran up against the limits of law. This book provides a compelling account of the divided response to the trial among the West German public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521844062
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Prelude; 2. The antinomies of German law: motivation, action and guilt; 3. The trial actors; 4. Indictment and order to convene, April-July 1963; 5. Opening moves, 20 December 1963-6 February 1964; 6. Taking evidence, 7 February 1964-May 1965; 7. Closing arguments, 7 May 1965-12 August 1965; 8. Judgment; 9. Public reaction.

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