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The Specialist


Directed by Eyal Sivan Co-produced by Israel, France, Germany, Austria and Belgium, 1999, 128 minutes In French, German and Hebrew with English subtitles This powerful film focuses on the trial of Adolf Eichmann, held in Jerusalem in 1961. Israeli director Eyal Sivan uses original footage from the trial including the questioning of Eichmann and the poignant testimonies of several Holocaust survivors. Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Erin McGlothlin, Associate Professor of German and Jewish Studies at Washington University. Dr. McGlothlin’s main research interests are German-Jewish literature and the literature of the Holocaust. In 2006, she published Second Generation Holocaust Literature: Legacies of Survival and Perpetration.

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