The Strength To Tell: Banality of Evil


    March 16, 1963. Reporting on the Adolf Eichmann trial for “The New Yorker” magazine, political theorist Hannah Arendt publishes a column that would eventually evolve into the book “Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil”. The contrast between the survivor witnesses and the “banality” of Eichmann changed the perception of the Holocaust in Israel, particularly for the younger generation. Decades later, the witnesses would again help the younger generation understand the banality of evil as at risk youth create a play based on the witnesses experiences in The Strength to Tell.