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  • Hero or traitor: The life, murder and afterlife of Reszo Kasztner

    By Michael Berenbaum

    December 11, 2014 | 3:02 pm

    Before there was Eichmann, there was Kasztner. 

    Now that I have your attention, permit me to explain. 

    The Kasztner trial, as it became known — the formal title of the trial was Attorney General of the State of Israel v. Malkiel Grunewald — was the first of two Holocaust trials...

  • Nazi hunter says Adolf Eichmann’s top aide presumed dead in Syria

    December 1, 2014 | 5:15 pm

    One of the world's most wanted war criminals, the reputed top lieutenant of Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann, is presumed to have died at least four years ago in Syria, where he lived under government protection, a leading Nazi hunter said on Monday.

    Alois Brunner, an Austrian SS...

  • Twisted tale of Demjanjuk

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    February 12, 2014 | 3:22 pm

    Among Nazi war criminals who have faced justice, ranging from Hermann Goering to Adolf Eichmann, we find John Demjanjuk, who was charged with participating in the murder of 29,060 Jews as a guard at the Sobibor concentration camp. Unlike the more notorious Nazis, Demjanjuk actually...

  • Craig Zobel’s ‘Compliance’ and the Holocaust-inspired Milgram Experiment [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 15, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    Craig Zobel’s controversial new film “Compliance” revolves around a prank caller, impersonating a policeman, who manipulates employees at a fast food restaurant into sexually assaulting a co-worker—a plot based on dozens of jaw-dropping, real incidents that have occurred...

  • Man who identified Eichmann in Argentina is honored posthumously

    August 14, 2012 | 3:38 pm

    Lothar Hermann, a German Jew who advised Israel that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was residing in Argentina, was honored.

    On Monday, Hermann was publicly recognized by Israeli representatives in Buenos Aires and the Argentinian Jewish umbrella organization DAIA. He also was...

  • Eichmann trial anniversary brings prosecutor to face lost childhood

    May 29, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Gabriel Bach knew he was Jewish and that the Nazis were a serious threat, but at 13, leaving his new school and home in Amsterdam proved heartwrenching.

    What if, the boy wondered, he could stay just a few more weeks to finish the academic year?

    Bach would come to powerfully...

  • Netanyahu says Eichmann capture shaped Jewish history

    December 12, 2011 | 10:51 am

    On the 50th anniversary of Adolf Eichmann’s capture for trial in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the event shaped Jewish history.

    “Eichmann’s capture and bringing to trial were a turning point at which the State of Israel and the Jewish people began to exact justice...

  • Jessica Chastain and John Madden on “The Debt”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 23, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    As Jessica Chastain was preparing for her role in the Mossad thriller “The Debt,” her voluminous research led her to the story of a survivor who witnessed the destruction of her entire family in the Holocaust. “It was a woman’s memory of something she had seen as a young...

  • Breyer, in Holocaust commemoration, urges rule of law

    May 17, 2011 | 4:33 pm

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer commemorated the Holocaust with an appeal to uphold the rule of law.

    “Justice and law are the foundations of your throne,” Breyer quoted the Psalms as saying in his keynote address Tuesday at the Days of Remembrance commemoration in the U.S....

  • Rudolph Kastner: Traitor or savior?

    By Susan Freudenheim

    May 3, 2011 | 7:04 pm

    When a Hollywood synagogue wants to draw upon the strengths of its congregation, is it surprising that there’s a surfeit of attorneys and actors? Such is the case at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH), which heralded the talents of both sets in last weekend’s performance of “The...

  • Israel to Release Eichmann’s Memoirs

    By Naomi Segal

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Israel has decided to release the memoirs Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann wrote prior to his execution in Israel in 1962.

    The decision followed consultations in the Justice Ministry on whether to make the document available for American scholar Deborah Lipstadt in the ongoing London...