Howard Triest

Howard Triest

Shades of Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.  Amazing story about a German Jewish man who ended up joining the American Army and later worked as a translator for the psychiatric team that examined & questioned the Nazi prisoners at Nuremberg in an attempt to find some explanation for their genocidal behavior.

“We didn’t find anything abnormal, nothing to indicate something that would make them the murderers they would become”

–Howard Triest

via BBC News – Jewish US army translator who got close to the Nazis.