Hannah Arendt and the limits of ethnic solidarity

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October 28th, 2013

On November 12, EWCJS hosted a screening of Margarete von Trotta’s film on Hannah Arendt, whose book on Eichmann in Jerusalem (On the Banality of Evil) rubbed many people the wrong way. In a spellbinding performance, Barbara Sukowa brought to life a heroic intellectual who refuses you allow her vision to be blurred by considerations of ethnic solidarity, raising the question whether it is always the right thing to speak the truth as one sees it.

The film was followed by a very engaging discussion with BU faculty Abigail Gillman (MLCL) and Pnina Lahav (LAW).