Israel: Battle for the Human Man

Adolf Eichmann was dead and his ashes thrown into the Mediterranean, but his execution will probably stir debate for years to come. The first critical postmortem came from Jewish Philosopher Martin Buber. All along, Buber had been opposed to the trial because it cast Israel in the role of both accuser and judge (he would have preferred an international tribunal). He also felt that the death penalty was wrong because no punishment could really expiate the Nazi crimes. Eichmann's execution, explained Buber last week, may only give Germany's youth an easy way...

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