Liliane Weissberg: Hannah Anredt in Jerusalem
The CASiLaC Research Cluster European Thought and Global Inspiration cordially invites you to a new lecture in the series German Thinkers and the European Tradition
University of Pennsylvania
Hannah Anredt in Jerusalem
Thursday 28th April, 5pm
CACSSS Mary Ryan Seminar Room, ORB G27
In 1961, Hannah Arendt travelled to Jerusalem to cover the trial of Adolf Eichmann for the American journal The New Yorker. Arendt's series of articles was hotly debated, as was her slightly revised book on the trial, published as "Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil" in 1963. In the following year, the book appeared in German translation. The television journalist Günter Gaus interviewed Arendt on this occasion; he took the opportunity to ask questions about her book, but also about her work in general. In this interview, Arendt also offered very personal statements about her life and career. My talk will deal with Arendt's book on Eichmann, and with this interview following its German publication.