In 1961 Adolf Eichmann went on trial in Jerusalem for his part in the Nazi persecution and mass murder of Europe’s Jews. For the first time a judicial process focussed on the genocide against the Jews and heard Jewish witnesses to the catastrophe. The trial and the controversies it caused had a profound effect on shaping the collective memory of what became ‘the Holocaust’.

This volume, a special issue of the Journal of Israeli History, brings together new research by scholars from Europe, Israel and the USA.

chapter |17 pages


ByDavid Cesarani

chapter |22 pages

The Eichmann Trial: Changing Perspectives

ByAnita Shapira

chapter |9 pages

The Impact of the “Eichmann Event” in Italy, 1961

ByManuela Consonni

chapter |16 pages

The Representation of the Holocaust in the Arab World

ByMeir Litvak, Esther Webman

chapter |11 pages

The Depiction of the Holocaust at the Imperial War Museum since 1961

BySuzanne Bardgett

chapter |10 pages

Looking into the Mirrors of Evil

ByJames E. Young