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Clearly, the courtroom is not a bad place for the show trial David Ben-Gurion, Prime Minister of Israel, had in mind when he decided to have Eichmann kidnapped in Argentina and brought to the District Court of Jerusalem to stand trial for his role in the ‘final solution of the Jewish question.’”
-- Hannah Arendt (I paragraph 3)

Importance: The three justices at Eichmann’s trial were determined to treat the defendant with respect and not allow the trial to turn into a circus which was apparently what the prime minister had hoped for. The judges wanted to go down in history as having run a fair trial to show the world the Israeli was nothing like Nazi Germany and that a fair trial was possible in their country.

We want to establish before the nations of the world how millions of people, because they happened to be Jews, and one million babies, because they happened to...
-- David Ben-Gurion (I paragraph 9)

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