Their Blood Has Not Been Avenged

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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12 In jone 1962
Diaspora - Diaspora Jewry. Jewish Heritage - Holocaust, Linguistics. Security - Self-Defense
Over a week after Adolf Eichmann's execution, Begin writes about the lessons learned from his hanging. Begin starts by explaining the significance of Eichmann receiving death sentence and not life imprisonment. He shares that Eichmann's execution is not out of vengeance, but to lessen the pain his victims still feel. Begin then reflects on the Jewish cowardice he witnessed during Eichmann's capture, sentencing and execution. He argues that it is the Eichmann supporters who should now feel cowardice. He concludes by stating three lessons learned from this Eichmann saga, the last one being the importance of Jews bearing arms for self-defense.