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About Executing Eichmann

On 15 December 1961, A. Eichmann was sentenced to death for crimes against humanity. While this judgment was met with consensus on a national level, some Holocaust survivors and intellectuals, including philosophers H. Arendt and H. Bergmann, sent a petition to President Ben-Zvi to demand his death sentence be commuted. By opposing his execution, they raised questions about the Holocaust, and defended the values of Judaism, raising questions about Jewish morality for Israel.

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