Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

JBC friend, author, and Rohr judge Deb­o­rah Lip­stadt has a new book: The Eich­mann Tri­al The Eich­mann Tri­al, which was pub­lished yes­ter­day, offers a reassess­ment of the ground­break­ing tri­al that has become a touch­stone for judi­cial pro­ceed­ings through­out the world in which vic­tims of geno­cide con­front its perpetrators.

Watch out for Lipstadt’s guest blog posts for the JBC/MJL Author Blog in April, but in the mean­time, check out this pod­cast from Tablet, which makes a case for why Eichmann’s tri­al was such a water­shed — it intro­duced the use of sur­vivor tes­ti­mo­ny as a part of a tri­al in a way that hadn’t real­ly been done before and in so doing, changed the way the word looks at geno­cide and pros­e­cutes its per­pe­tra­tors. Lisp­stadt also dis­cuss­es how the tri­al intro­duced ques­tions of who has the right to speak for the Jews, what crit­i­cism Israel faced for tak­ing it upon itself to try Eich­mann, and oth­er fas­ci­nat­ing mat­ters. Find the pod­cast here.

And, watch the book trail­er below:

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the CEO of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.