The Eichmann Trial, by Deborah Lipstadt (Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies), was given a favorable review in The Wall Street Journal (“Anything but Banal,” March 12, 2011). David Pryce-Jones writes:
In “The Eichmann Trial,” Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of modern Jewish history at Emory University, presents a thoughtfully researched and clearly written account of the courtroom proceedings and of the debates spurred by the trial. She begins with a brief reminder of how, in a law court a dozen years ago, she obtained a judgment against David Irving, a British writer with a line in Holocaust denial who claimed that she had libeled him in her 1993 book, “Denying the Holocaust.” The court found instead that Mr. Irving had falsified the historical record. Mr. Irving’s relation to the Holocaust obviously cannot be com pared with Adolf Eichmann’s, but Ms. Lipstadt argues that the motivations of both of these fanatics can be traced to the anti-Semitism endemic in European culture and religion.