Richard Overy

A Petty Bureaucrat, A Colossal Criminal

Eichmann: His Life and Crimes


William Heinemann 352pp £20 order from our bookshop

ADOLF EICHMANN, AS everyone knows, was the man responsible, literally, for shipping millions of European Jews to their deaths in the extermination camps in Poland during the Second World War. He has become, as David Cesarani reminds us in this perceptive and intelligent new account of Eichmann’s life, a familiar image in the grim iconography of genocide.

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