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The Trial of Adolf Eichmann: Documentary Viewing and Discussion

Date February 15, 2022

Time 7:30pm


Temple Emanu-El in Edison and online via Zoom

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The Trial of Adolf Eichmann: Documentary Viewing and Discussion

Elie Honig will host a viewing and discussion of his documentary commemorating the 60th anniversary of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, widely known as the “Architect of the Holocaust.” Honig is an Eagleton faculty associate, member of Temple Emanu-El, CNN Senior Legal Analyst, and bestselling author of Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor’s Code and Corrupted the Justice Department.

Eagleton is co-sponsoring the event along with Temple Emanu-El, Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, Daniel Pearl Education Center and the Metuchen Borough Human Relations Commission.


About the documentary

Eagleton Faculty Associate and CNN Legal Analyst Elie Honig created a new CNN documentary that premiered on October 15, 2021, titled, “60 years ago, we saw the face of evil.” The documentary marks the 60th anniversary of the 1961 war crimes trial in Israel of Adolph Eichmann, the Nazi “Architect of the Holocaust.”

In the piece, Honig interviews Gabriel Bach, who was one of the prosecutors of the trial, and Michael Goldmann-Gilead, who was the lead investigator. During the interview, both Bach and Goldmann-Gilead share their vivid memories of the trial and remarkable wisdom on what it means now, generations later.

Honig, an alumnus of the Eagleton Undergraduate Associates Program, also shares his own family history, including connections to his grandparents who survived the Holocaust. Watch the documentary.

About Elie Honig

Elie Honig serves as a CNN Legal Analyst. He provides commentary and analysis for CNN on-air and in print on breaking news relating to criminal justice, national security, and other legal issues, including a weekly column and on-air segment “Cross-Exam with Elie Honig.” Honig also serves as a faculty associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.

Honig also serves as Executive Director of the Rutgers Institute for Secure Communities, an umbrella entity whose primary goal is pushing Rutgers to the forefront of criminal justice, policing, and national security issues.

Honig obtained his undergraduate degree from Rutgers College (New Brunswick) in 1997. As a Rutgers undergraduate, Honig was selected as an Eagleton Institute Undergraduate Associate; completed the General Honors Program; served as a student government officer; and was inducted in the Cap and Skull Society.