Eichmann in Jerusalem Themes

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The Jewish Role in Their Own Demise

The same question was on the minds of many of those attending the trial of Adolph Eichmann for trials against Jews. As the 100 prosecution witnesses who were called to around the emotions of the world with their stories of terror, heartache and pain, many wondered why the Jews rarely fought back. Isn’t it a natural reaction when an individual is attacked to fight back? Did they believe the lies of the Nazis who misled them about where they were being sent and what would happen to them? Even if they were fooled initially, they had to catch on and realize what was really taking place and the destiny that awaited them.

Despite the fact that many of the Jewish witnesses knew that some Jews cooperated with the Nazis there was not a mention of it. No one broached the subject of...

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