Truth And Justice : A Lexicon Of Terror And The Banality Of Evil, Victoria Sanford 's Buried Secrets

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Truth and Justice “I believe that truth and justice will eventually triumph. It will take generations. If I am to die in this fight, then so be it. But one day we will triumph” (Feitlowitz 133). There are many different aspects of truth and justices described in Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Victoria Sanford’s Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala and in Marguerite Feitlowitz 's A Lexicon of Terror, these aspects of truth and justice play an important role in describing the tragedies in each respective book. The books also illustrate to readers why truth and justice in general are necessary. Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem is a book about Adolf Eichmann who was a German…show more content…
In the end, Eichmann was found guilty of overseeing the deaths of many different people. This trial, while it did bring some justice for the survivors and those people who were killed in the Holocaust, it was not done in the truthful and just manner that many people would have hoped. The whole purpose of the trial of Adolf Eichmann was to find out the truth of what really happened during the Holocaust, in regards to who was responsible for different aspects of the Holocaust, and to bring justice for those who lost their lives, and for those who survived but had to suffer through the Holocaust. Victoria Sanford’s Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala is about La Violencia, a time in Guatemalan history where “the Guatemalan army” was blamed “for 93 percent of the human rights violations, violations that were so severe and systematically enacted against the whole Maya communities” (Sanford 14). It has been concluded that La Violencia, the acts that the Guatemalan army had committed were “acts of genocide against the Maya” (Sanford 14). After all was said and done, and these horrific actions had been committed against the Maya it was important for them to show the truth about what had happened to them. In Sanford’s book she has a quote from Juan Manuel Gerónimo where he says, “We want people to know what happened here so that it does not happen here again, or in some other village in Guatemala, or in some other department, or in some
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