Synopses & Reviews
Becoming Eichmann, the first account of Eichmanns life to appear in over forty years, reveals a surprising portrait of the man once seen as epitomizing the banality of evil.” Drawing on recently unearthed documents, David Cesarani explores Eichmanns early career, when he learned how to become an administrator of genocide, and shows how Eichmann developed into the Reichs expert” on Jewish matters, becoming ever more hateful and brutal. This sobering account deepens our understanding and challenges our preconceptions of Adolf Eichmann and offers fresh insights into both the operation of the Final Solution” and its most notorious perpetrator.
From 1941 to 1945 Adolf Eichmann organized the mass deportation and extinction of Jews in Europe. Working at his desk and in the field, he was at the center of Nazi genocide
About the Author
David Cesarini, one of Britains leading historians, is Research Professor in History at Royal Holloway, London University. He has published widely on Anglo-Jewish history and the history of Zionism.