January 23, 2014
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
On January 23, the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the School will host a screening of Michaël Prazan’s documentary, "The Trial of Adolf Eichmann", the kick-off event of a conference being conducted by the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research and the Scowcroft Institute.
Jerusalem, April 1961: Adolf Eichmann — nazi — on trial for genocide. Hunted down and captured by commandos, Eichmann was secretly brought to Jerusalem. Ben Gurion called his public trial “The Jewish Nuremberg." The first of its kind, Eichmann’s prosecution marked a turning point in how the Holocaust is remembered everywhere. A documentary that draws on extraordinary footage from the trial itself, it recounts his capture, prosecution, and death sentence. Also included are interviews with survivors, commandos, lawyers, and writers that portray their experience of this historic case.