History GCSE: The Eichmann Show

Using a combination of archive footage, dramatisation and interviews with people involved in the television production and the trial, this series of short films introduces students to the groundbreaking trial of Adolf Eichmann.

The trial was the first global television documentary series, as each day, a summary of the trial was flown to 37 countries. The Eichmann trial shed light on the horrors of the Holocaust for millions around the world for the first time.

This series features testimony from survivors of the Holocaust, prosecutors, historians and the 1961 television production team.

Suitable for teaching history at GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4 and 5 in Scotland. This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC KS4/GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 in Scotland.

Adolf Eichmann: Architect of the Holocaust
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How far can one person be held responsible for the Holocaust?
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How Adolf Eichmann's trial revealed the horrors of Auschwitz
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The Eichmann trial and the State of Israel
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Managing evidence and the challenge of recording the trial of Adolf Eichmann
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