The Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress documents the life and activities of the noted author, educator and political philosopher. Included in this collection is her correspondence, drafts of books and articles, lectures and speeches. Much of the material documents her life in Germany prior to the war, the persecution she faced due to her support of the Jewish community and her career as a professor once she escaped from Nazi Germany. This collection also includes the transcripts of Adolf Eichmann’s trial proceedings which she used for her book "Eichmann in Jerusalem."
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- The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
- Postwar United States, 1945-early 1970s
- Contemporary United States, 1968-Present
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