This Day in Jewish History 1963: The New Yorker Starts 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' Series

Hannah Arendt simply wanted to understand how a sane man can oversee mass torture and murder, but her 'report on the banality of evil' stirred up terrible passions.

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On February 16, 1963, The New Yorker magazine published the first of five parts of an article by Hannah Arendt called “Eichmann in Jerusalem.”