The Eichmann Trial and American Jewry: A Reassessment
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
Keywords: History; Israel attachment; Holocaust; Diaspora relations
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.