Eichman's Disrespect For The Holocaust

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Late May of 1946, all over the world people attempted to restart their lives. Millions had become displaced due to damage or causalities, the Holocaust, being drafted and many others. Tuviah Friedman for example, like many others was looking for a fresh start. With no family or home left for him in Poland due to Nazi cruelty he along with many others hoped to leave. His home in particular in Radom, Poland was overtaken by a new family after the Jews were cleared from the area. He joined the Polish militia and was forcibly renamed “Jasinki”. Retiring from military work despite a real skill for it, Tuviah made his way to Palestine. On his trip is when he became involved with assisting in the hunt of Eichmann as it becomes more and more intense. …show more content…
I have believed in God all my life, and I die believing in God.” (338) The fact that Eichmann believed in a higher power and yet his past was the way that it was, suggests his disrespect for the higher power he so call believes in. Ultimately he must answer to his God. Something that many Nazi officials denied or ignored during their reign being convinced that as a party, they were invincible. Never expecting the crash and burn that awaited them as power shifted away. Throughout this narrative, the theme of whether this crusade was one of justice or revenge appears for the reader. Attempting to be in search of justice, this façade fades slowly as the hunt for Eichmann intensifies. Isser Harel states, “perhaps the world will be reminded of its responsibilities. It was be recognized that as a people, we never forget. Our memory reaches back through recorded history. The memory book lies open, and the hand still writes.” (186) Power was now in the control of the victims, as those who lost family due to Eichmann now came to seize some sort of closure. Again one could ask what about God? This God that Eichmann has always believed in, what power has He in the things being decided? In most Western religions at least, it is recognized that God decides presenting challenges that He knows one can handle. But as soon as direct contact to one’s own territory is attacked then one takes on a “god like” persona becoming the one to decide. Suddenly those capturing Eichmann became the ones to decide how he would punish for all the things he did while on this Earth. Even on trial through the Israeli court in 1961, it became about recounting of the ghastly crimes the Nazis perpetrated on the Jews, brought out a tumultuous emotional response among the Israeli public and the Jewish people as a whole. Eichmann was aware begging for

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