Cover

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pp. c-ii

Title Page

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pp. iii-iii

Copyright Page

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pp. iv-vi

Table of Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Prologue

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pp. ix-xii

In the face of the horrors of the Second World War, the international community struggled to come to grips with a radically new crime: genocide-the deliberate attempt to exterminate an entire people. This book traces the world's halting development of a courtroom response to the Nazis' effort to destroy all of Europe's Jews in what has come to be ...

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1: Nuremberg

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pp. 1-55

The prosecution of Nazi war crimes and crimes against humanity con ducted at Nuremberg, Germany, in 1945-46 was unprecedented, both in the magnitude of the crimes it sought to address and in the international nature of the tribunal, the scope of its investigation, and the open character of the proceedings. Although crucial aspects of procedure ...

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2: Eichmann

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pp. 56-109

On May 23, 1960, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion appeared before the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, and announced: "It is my duty to inform you that a short time ago the security services apprehended one of the most infamous Nazi criminals, Adolf Eichmann, who was responsible, together with the Nazi leadership, for what they called 'the "Final ...

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3: John Demjanjuk and Ivan the Terrible

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pp. 110-172

In 1986, a quarter-century after the Eichmann trial, Israel once again undertook the prosecution of a Holocaust perpetrator: John Demjanjuk, whom some survivors of Treblinka identified as "Ivan the Terrible." Ivan the Terrible was not, like Eichmann, a bureaucrat involved in planning the "Final Solution." Ivan the Terrible had earned his name by ...

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4: lmre Finta

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pp. 173-239

In 1987, Canada passed a law enabling the government to prosecute per sons charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity committed beyond Canadian borders. The first trial under the new law was that of Imre Finta, a Hungarian who, as a member of the gendarmerie, had participated in the 1944 concentration and deportation of the Jewish ...

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5: Prospects for the Prosecution of Genocide Perpetrators

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pp. 240-274

Are disasters like Demjanjuk and Finta idiosyncratic, or do they suggest more widespread and fundamental flaws in Nuremberg-style prosecutions of heinous crimes? Ever since Nuremberg, the world has generally accepted the legitimacy of prosecuting those who commit such crimes. The proceedings at Nuremberg and in Eichmann shared some important ...

Notes

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pp. 275-294

Index

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pp. 295-304

Acknowledgments

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pp. 305-305