Kindesmisshandlung aus Hektik

Beim Aussteigen aus der U-Bahn wurde ich einmal Zeuge folgender ganz typischer Szene: Eine Mutter rennt im Versuch, den Zug vor seiner Abfahrt noch zu erreichen, die Treppen zum Bahnhof hinunter und über den Bahnsteig auf die sich schon schließenden Türen zu. An der...

Arendt: Then came Eichmann’s last statement

Then came Eichmann’s last statement: His hopes for justice were disappointed; the court had not believed him, though he had always done his best to tell the truth. The court did not understand him: he had never been a Jew-hater, and he had never willed the murder of...

Arendt: Doch niemand glaubte ihm.

Alas, nobody believed him. The prosecutor did not believe him, because that was not his job. Counsel for the defense paid no attention because he, unlike Eichmann, was, to all appearances, not interested in questions of conscience. And the judges did not believe him,...