"Marvelous footage... the film gives audiences a chance to be at the trial... Viewers will see Eichmann's facial tick, discussed at length in coverage of the trial. They will see portions of witness testimonies. I heard stories I had [not] yet heard about the Holocaust... A fascinating assemblage of interviews, footage, and analysis. It is highly recommended." –Jewish Daily Forward

Festival Screenings

USA PREMIERE • New York Jewish Film Festival
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE • National Center for Jewish Film's Annual Festival, Boston
NEW YORK PREMIERE - Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival
Birmingham Holocaust Education Center | Birmingham, AL
Congregation Habonim/ Toronto's Holocaust Education Week/ March of the Living Canada
Arizona Jewish Historical Society
Texas A+M University
Orange County Jewish Film Festival

Synopsis LINE

The 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann held in an Israeli courtroom and broadcast around the globe, was a benchmark event in the historiography of the Holocaust, especially in Israel where the trial proved a watershed experience for survivors and citizens of the new Jewish state. Employing new video and broadcast technologies, the trial was also a milestone in media and journalism coverage.

From the producers of Being Jewish in France and Einsatzgruppen, this absorbing, comprehensive new documentary features detailed accounts of Eichmann's capture, the drama in the courtroom and behind the scenes, and reactions to the trial from around the world.


Directed by Michaël Prazan
Written by Michaël Prazan & Annette Wieviorka
Producers Marie-Hélène Ranc & Michael Rotman
Original Music Samuel Hirsch
Cinematography Uri Ackerman, Laurent Chalet, Nicolas Eprendre, Christopher Li
Editor Nathalie Triniac

Film Reviews

Jewish Daily Forward (Jan 4, 2013) "Two Views of Eichmann and Arendt” | Read
Global Art Laid Out (Jan 30, 2013) "Adolf Eichmann - The Monster” | Read


Memorial de la Shoah exhibit “Eichmann on Trial” | Read
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia entry | Read
Yad Vashem Exhibit “Marking 50 Years Since the Eichmann Trial” | View
Yad Vashem Eichmann Trial Videos - YouTube Channel | View
New Republic review (by Peter Gordon) of Deborah Lipstadt’s Book “The Eichmann Trial” | Read
New York Times review (by Franklin Foer) of Deborah Lipstadt’s Book “The Eichmann Trial” | Read
Deborah Lipstadt interview on NPR’s All Things Considered | Listen

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The Trial of Adolf Eichmann

France, 2011, 90 minutes
English narration, Hebrew, German & French w/ English subtitles
Director: Michaël Prazan

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Public exhibition formats: Blu-ray, DVD, Digibeta

Top photo: Adolf Eichmann on trial

Bottom photo: Abba Kovner testifies for the prosecution






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