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Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem
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Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Steven Aschheim

Abstract

For many years Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) has been the object of intense debate. After her bitter critiques of Zionism, which seemed to nullify her early involvement with that movement, and her extremely controversial Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), Arendt became virtually a taboo figure in Israeli and Jewish circles. Challenging the “curse” of her own title, this book carries the scholarly investigation of this much-discussed writer to the very place where her ideas have been most conspicuously ignored. Sometimes sympathetically, sometimes critically, these distinguished contributors reexamine c ... More

Keywords: Hannah Arendt, Zionism, German Jew, Israel, totalitarianism, Nazism, Eichmann trial

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520220560
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520220560.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Aschheim, editor

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Front Matter

Introduction

Steven Aschheim

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt on Revolution

Albrecht Wellmer

The Arendt Cult

Walter Laqueur

Theodicy in Jerusalem

Susan Neiman

The Origins of Totalitarianism Reconsidered

Hannah Arendt and Jewishness:Identity, History, and Zionism

In Search of the Mother Tongue

Liliane Weissberg

Binationalism and Jewish Identity

Amnon Raz-krakotzkin

Hannah Arendt's Zionism?

Richard J. Bernstein

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Michael R. Marrus

Malicious Clerks

Yaacov Lozowick

Arendt and German Culture

Apologist or Critic?

Dana R. Villa

End Matter