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HISTORICAL NOTE: Prison Memoir

Eichmann's plea for a reprieve f 4"^ he Gods I worshiped demanded the I dance of death. I had no choice, and whoever claims otherwise is a liar." So wrote...

Israel: The Man in the Cage

A few hundred newsmen in the small Jerusalem courtroom, and millions of televiewers outside, last week stared at a man in a glass cage. What they had expected...

ISRAEL: The Beast in Chains

The Israeli Parliament assembled last week for a humdrum budget debate. Then Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion rose and, in a voice breaking with emotion, said:...

Israel: Jews for Trucks

At times last week, not Defendant Adolf Eichmann but Britain and its war time allies seemed on trial. Heavy Burden. On the witness stand appeared ruddy-faced,...

Austria: End of the Chase

These wretched people are sent to filthy slaughterhouses like a herd of sick, neglected cattle. But I won't talk about it, I only get nightmares from such...

Nation: Man in the Plastic Booth

When Adolf Eichmann was tried in Jerusalem nine years ago, he sat inside a bulletproof glass booth. The idea was to protect him from a possible assassin in the...

Books: No Better? No Worse?

EICHMANN IN JERUSALEM (275 pp.)—Hannah Arendt—Viking ($5.50). As an executioner, Adolf Eichmann was a flop. He got queasy at the sight of corpses, and when a...

World: Don't Look

While Adolf Eichmann sat listening attentively in his glass cage, a tape recording of his police interrogation filled the silent room. He had not really tried...

ISRAEL: Justice on Trial

In a tiny, improvised cell in a secluded villa, War Criminal Adolf Eichmann, 54, last week volubly answered questions hour after hour. As though bent on...

Israel: Battle for the Human Man

Adolf Eichmann was dead and his ashes thrown into the Mediterranean, but his execution will probably stir debate for years to come. The first critical...

Israel: The Tic

For a time last week in the small Jerusalem courtroom, it was Jew v. Jew. Stately Baron Pinhas von Freudiger (his grandfather had been ennobled by...

WAR CRIMES: Short Flurry

As international incidents go, the Adolf Eichmann case was always more sound than fury. Last week, after a short outburst, even the sound subsided into a polite...

Milstones

DIED. ISSER HAREL, 91, Israeli spymaster who headed Mossad, the country's intelligence agency during the 1950s and early 1960s, and who masterminded the...

Books: Growing Up In Hell

Anyone who sentimentalizes childhood is, of course, an idiot. Childhood is an ordeal and a journey--dangerous, magical, sometimes humiliating and, since you are...

Cinema: Divine Inspiration

He seems to live in the skin of characters whose skin you might not even want to touch. His trick is to find the surprising private clue: that, say, Adolf...

Books: Settling Old Scores, Again

JUSTICE, NOT VENGEANCE by Simon Wiesenthal Grove Weidenfeld 372 pages; $22.50 When Simon Wiesenthal wrote his memoirs more than 20 years ago, with considerable...

Israel Trial by Bitter Recollection

The bald, bull-necked man in the dock sat impassively at the edge of his chair listening intently. Ukrainian-born John Demjanjuk, 66, a retired Ohio auto...

Searches Hunting the Angel of Death

He performed gruesome medical experiments on Nazi victims at the Auschwitz- Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during World War II--and then he is said to...