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Nazis disguised as Jews and Israel's pursuit of justice: the Eichmann trial and the kapo trials in Robert Shaw's The Man in the Glass Booth and Emanuel Litvinoff's Falls the Shadow

Bird, S; (2018) Nazis disguised as Jews and Israel's pursuit of justice: the Eichmann trial and the kapo trials in Robert Shaw's The Man in the Glass Booth and Emanuel Litvinoff's Falls the Shadow. Holocaust Studies , 24 (4) pp. 466-487. 10.1080/17504902.2018.1428783. Green open access

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Abstract

The preposterous figure of the Nazi disguised as a Jew destabilises boundaries between perpetrator and victim, a blurring of identity that is particularly provocative in relation to the Eichmann trial and the Israeli kapo trials of the 1950s and early 1960s. Robert Shaw’s The Man in the Glass Booth (1967) responds to the Eichmann trial and Hannah Arendt’s analysis of the perpetrator, ultimately reinforcing the image of the monstrous Nazi. Emanuel Litvinoff’s Falls the Shadow (1983), takes the figure as a starting point for a complex exploration of Jewish collaboration and culpability, in relation to the Israeli kapo trials of the 1950s and Israel’s relationship to justice following the Sabra and Shatila massacres.

Type: Article
Title: Nazis disguised as Jews and Israel's pursuit of justice: the Eichmann trial and the kapo trials in Robert Shaw's The Man in the Glass Booth and Emanuel Litvinoff's Falls the Shadow
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/17504902.2018.1428783
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1080/17504902.2018.1428783
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Nazi, disguise, war crimes trials, Eichmann, kapo, Israel
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10041534
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