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Eichmann's Extraordinary Evil: Review of Eichmann Before Jerusalem by Bettina Stangneth

In Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer (New York: Random House 2014), Bettina Stangneth challenges Hannah Arendt’s hypothesis that Eichmann represents the banality of evil: an ordinary man turned mass murder by extraordinary circumstances (the war and the rise of Nazi totalitarianism). 882 more words

Claudia Moscovici

The Holocaust in Austria and The Woman in Gold: A historical battle for art

Up to the 1930’s, and particularly before the Anschluss , or Hitler’s annexation of Austria in March 1938, the Jewish people thrived in Austria. Of course, along with many other European countries, Austria experienced a rise in anti-Semitism during the 1930’s. 777 more words

Claudia Moscovici

A Holocaust Hero in Hungary: The courage of Raoul Wallenberg

The Talmud states: “Whoever destroys a soul, it is as if he destroyed the whole world. And whoever saves a life, it is as if he saved the whole world” (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9, … 833 more words

Claudia Moscovici

(Un)orthodox and Hasidic Judaism

Raised by her grandparents, aunts and uncles in the Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, even as a child Deborah Feldman felt oppressed and out of place. 1,048 more words

Claudia Moscovici

The suffering of innocents: Romanian orphanages during Ceausescu's regime

One of the most distressing aspects of the Holocaust is the fact that millions of children starved, fell ill and died as a result of Hitler’s genocidal policies. 569 more words

Claudia Moscovici

The suffering of innocents: Romanian orphanages during Ceausescu's regime

One of the most distressing aspects of the Holocaust is the fact that millions of children starved, fell ill and died as a result of Hitler’s genocidal policies. 569 more words

Claudia Moscovici

Review of The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank by Willy Lindwer

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most important legacies of the Holocaust. It documents the experiences of a young Jewish girl, her family and their friends while hiding for years in concealed rooms behind a bookcase, called “the Secret Annex”, in Nazi occupied Netherlands. 699 more words

Claudia Moscovici