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Stanley Milgram's Court Experiments

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As a desperate search for justice, in 1962, Holocaust organizer Adolf Eichmann wrote in a request for pardon of his death sentencing that he and other low-level officers were forced to serve as mere instruments shifting the responsibility for the deaths of millions of Jews and other groups of individuals to his superiors. The just following orders defense featured heavily in Eichmann's court hearings. In that same year, Stanley Milgram, a Yale University psychologist, organized a series of experiments that put the assumption to the test, whether regular people would harm another person after following orders from a person of authority. An eye-opening conclusion suggested any human was capable of these acts of evil, especially when under the
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