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The Eichmann Trial and American Jewry: A Reassessment

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Francoise S. Ouzan

Series: Jewish Political Studies Review, 19:1-2, Spring 2007.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: History; Israel attachment; Holocaust; Diaspora relations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author explores the effect of the Eichmann trial on the American Jewish community. The author asserts that the trial raised the issue of the allegedly exiled status of the American Jewish community, causing some American Jews to rethink the connection between the Shoah and the Jewish state which was supposed to represent them.