“The Trial of Adolf Eichmann” Documentary Screening

TrialofAdolfEichmann_poster_thumbThursday, 23 January 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Hagler Auditorium, Annenberg Conference Center, Texas A&M University

Photo courtesy National Center for Jewish Film

Photo courtesy National Center for Jewish Film

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“Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: 50 Years On” Conference →
A conference commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem at the Melbern Glasscock Center for Humanities Research on January 24-25, 2014. The conference will be kicked-off with the screening of Michaël Prazan’s documentary The Trial of Adolf Eichmann on January 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. This conference is part of a two year series entitled “World War II and its Global Legacies.” Conference proceedings will include topics relating to the trial, Arendt’s philosophy, our understanding of Nazism and totalitarianism, human rights, international law, and more.

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Film screening supported in part by:
Scowcroft Institute

Film provided by:
The National Center for Jewish Film


About the Film

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
Directed by Michaël Prazan
2013 New Release
English narration, Hebrew, German
France, 2011, 90 minutes

“Marvelous footage… the film gives audiences a chance to be at the trial… Viewers will see Eichmann’s facial tick, discussed at length in coverage of the trial. They will see portions of witness testimonies. I heard stories I had [not] yet heard about the Holocaust… A fascinating assemblage of interviews, footage, and analysis. It is highly recommended.”
–Jewish Daily Forward (Jan 4, 2013)

Synopsis
The 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann held in an Israeli courtroom and broadcast around the globe, was a benchmark event in the historiography of the Holocaust, especially in Israel where the trial proved a watershed experience for survivors and citizens of the new Jewish state. Employing new video and broadcast technologies, the trial was also a milestone in media and journalism coverage.

From the producers of Being Jewish in France and Einsatzgruppen, this absorbing, comprehensive new documentary features detailed accounts of Eichmann’s capture, the drama in the courtroom and behind the scenes, and reactions to the trial from around the world.

Credits
Directed by Michaël Prazan
Written by Michaël Prazan & Annette Wieviorka
Producers Marie-Hélène Ranc & Michael Rotman
Original Music Samuel Hirsch
Cinematography Uri Ackerman, Laurent Chalet, Nicolas Eprendre, Christopher Li
Editor Nathalie Triniac