Eichmann was “one of the most pivotal actors in the implementation of the “Final Solutions” ”
Eichmann was charged with managing and facilitating the deportation of Jews to concentration camps and ghettos.
He was also considered a major organizer of the holocaust as he controlled all of the transportation of Jews.
Mossad agents, seized Eichmann from outside his home, and then brought him to Israel. It was considered a kidnapping and then proceeded to an international incident due to Argentina protesting as a violation of their sovereign rights.
Eichmann was also charged with membership in criminal organizations. Such as, Storm Troopers, Security Service, and Gestapo which were all considered criminal organizations during the verdict of the Nuremberg Trial.
On June 1st, 1962, Eichmann was executed by hanging. Eichmanns death sentences was the only time Israel has enacted the death sentence.
The Banality of Evil, something Arendt believes is directly reflected in Eichmann. Banality of Evil meaning, “the dilemma between the unspeakable horror of the deeds and the undeniable ludicrousness of the man who perpetrated them.”
Banality of Evil, doing Evil without being Evil?
Eichmann is considered the Banality of Evil because of his continuous claims around being unaware as to what he was doing, in a sense of disengagement .
Additionally, Arendt says that Eichmann was not inherently evil, this was just a task he was invoke din in which he was unaware of.