Why do Hannah Arendt's ideas about evil and the Holocaust still matter? In this interview Prof. Michael Rosenthal, of the UW's Philosophy Department and Stroum Jewish Studies Program, explains the key historical background about the war crimes trial of Adolf Eichmann. He then suggests why Arendt is still relevant fifty years after the publication of her controversial work,Eichmann in Jerusalem. To read the interview in full, click here.
The Germanics Department and the Stroum Jewish Studies Program are offering a free screening of the biographical film "Hannah Arendt" on Oct. 22; click here for more info and to RSVP.