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The Perpetrator in Focus: Turn of the Century Holocaust Remembrance in "The Specialist"

Guerin, Frances (2006) The Perpetrator in Focus: Turn of the Century Holocaust Remembrance in "The Specialist". Law Text Culture, 10 . pp. 167-193. ISSN 1332-9060. (KAR id:43380)

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Abstract

In his controversial 1998 film, The Specialist, Israeli director Eyal Sivan casts the Holocaust in a new light

activist Rony Brauman, re-assemble and manipulate footage originally filmed by Leo Hurwitz for Capital

recycles the video footage of the trial into a 16mm film that critiques, not the heinous nature of Eichmann’s

judged Eichmann. While the video footage was originally filmed as a document of the trial, Sivan radically

the continued injustice of such institutions and representations today, 45 years later. According to The

innocence was not the point of the trial in the first place, and it is certainly not the goal of The Specialist.

reveals the relationship of otherness — the differences and identicalities — between Adolf Eichmann, the

considers the relationship between Eichmann and the crimes of the National Socialist Party as they were

forged by the Israeli court.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Visual Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
Depositing User: Frances Guerin
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 20:42 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43380 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Guerin, Frances: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1283-8153
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