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    reporter for The New Yorker who covered the Eichmann trial in 1961. It was originally her idea to attend the trial and she felt that “she owed it to herself as a social critic, displaced person, witness and survivor” (Arendt xi) to be present for it. The articles that she wrote pertaining to the trial she eventually made into a book. The thesis of Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report of the Banality of Evil is highlighted in the subtitle of the book, as Amos Elon mentioned; the banality of evil. Arendt, ahead of her time, figures out that Eichmann is incapable of thinking, “thoughtless” even, but he is a diligent worker who follows orders and looks out for his own personal advancement and is efficient at whatever his job is, not a monster or demon that the trial makes him out to be. Arendt understands that ordinary people can commit great acts of evil. Eichmann looks just like everyone else and Arendt notes this say that “the trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal” (Arendt 276). However, he is still responsible for sending millions of Jews to their deaths. Eichmann, on the other hand thinks that he did nothing…

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    The book; Eichmann in Jerusalem: A report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt presents the various irregularities of authority and procedures to render a legal judgment in the trail of Eichmann. Moreover, in this paper, I will be discussing the question of whether justice was attainable in the case Adolf Eichmann, also, I will further examine and outline the strengths and limitations of achieving justice in such cases. As well as outline the meaning of the phrase “Banality of evil”.…

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    be described as an act that would be considered unethical or immoral. Evil had different meaning back in the 1800’s compared to what it means today. Even in the 1600’s, almost 1700’s, which was when the witch trials began in colonial Massachusetts when more than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft, the devil’s magic, and 20 were executed because of these trials Lets take for example Hannah Arendt’s situation when she was listening in on Eichmann’s testimony and wrote her essay:…

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    Hanna Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem examines the Holocaust through the trial of Adolph Eichmann. As a young German officer, Eichmann subjected many Jewish people to inhumane treatment. Through her novel, Arendt follows Eichmann's just trial, and in the process, exposes many gruesome details of the Holocaust. The trial served as a time for Adolf Eichmann to be judged and punished. The story of Eichmann's trial, following his slaughter of six million of the jury's peers, reveals the justice…

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    Bauer from the novel All Quiet on the Western Front and Adolf Eichmann were both guilty of a lot, granted one character is a piece of historical fiction while the other is real, but how similar are they, really? Paul Bauer and other German soldiers committed atrocities upon the opposing armies during World War 1 such as the use chlorine gas. Adolf Eichmann is responsible for sending millions of Jewish people to what were essentially death camps, where some were worked to nigh death and others…

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    In the year 1096, the First Crusade launched on a three year long campaign towards the Holy Lands. In that Crusade the Carolingian Empire was called to partake by the words of Pope Urban II, who proposed sending troops to fight the Seljuk Turks and take back Jerusalem. The Seljuk Turks started gaining power and territory in 1030 and took over Jerusalem in 1071, kicking out the Byzantines. The First Crusade had created tension between the Muslim Turks and the western Romans. In this essay, I will…

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    Rise Of The Islamic Empire

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    THE RISE OF AN ISLAMIC EMPIRE FROM THE 6TH TO THE 13TH CENTURIES. James Q. Shelton History 101 11/15/2016 During the rise of the Islamic Empire from the 6th to the 13th centuries, Islam changed political, social, and cultural conditions. The intentions of this essay are to inform readers of the rise of the Islamic Empire. The begin of Islam is set apart in the year 610, after the principal disclosure to the prophet Muhammad at 40 years old. Muhammad and his devotees spread the lessons…

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    CHAPTER -1 INTRODUCTION Diaspora basically refers to the people who move from their original homeland to the foreign land. this movement to the alien land leads to many problems for the diasporic people like they suffer from identity crisis whose outcome is alienation. The Diaspora began with the 6th century BCE conquest of the ancient Kingdom of Judah by Babylon, the destruction of the First Temple (c. 586 BCE), and the expulsion of the…

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    Today Jerusalem is considered a holy site for three of the world's foremost religions. In all stages of the Hebrew Bible Jerusalem and its surrounding features are repeatedly mentioned as the establishing it as the holy center for Judaism, Islam and Christianity. I intend to give three main examples of Jerusalem in the Old Testament and illustrate through these examples why Jerusalem is so important to the people of these three faiths. The first mention of something relating to Jerusalem in…

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    Abstract This article will include a discussion on the archaeological evidence for the existence of King David and the size of his kingdom. According to Merrill F. Unger, Archaeology and the Reign of David, as a result of an effective and compelling investigation, the discovery of the enormous borders of the City of David was questionable. However, sections of the Jebusite city wall and ramparts were thought to have included the acclaimed “Great Western Gate.” The Western Gate is an ancient…

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