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Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Resources by and about philosopher Hannah Arendt

This list of resources was prepared by staff from Spertus Institute's Asher Library in conjunction with Spertus Institute's exhibtion The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt, based on Ken Krimstein's graphic biography, a finalist for the Jewish Book Award.

About The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt

New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein created a page-turning graphic biography of the Hannah Arendt, a leading political theorist and one of the most prominent philosophers of the twentieth century.

Reviews and Interviews

Hannah Arendt

Selected Works by Hannah Arendt


  • The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951)
  • Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewess (1957)
  • The Human Condition (1958)
  • Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963)
  • Men in Dark Times (1968)
  • The Life of the Mind: The Groundbreaking Investigation Into How We Think (1981, posthumous)

Collections of Essays and Interviews

  • Between Past and Future (1961)
  • Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954: formation, exile, and totalitarianism (2005)
  • Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (2013)



  • Hannah Arendt, Zur Person, Full interview with English subtitles


Secondary Literature


  • Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl (1982)
  • Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times, Anne C. Heller (2015)


  • Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem, Steven E. Ascheim (2001)
  • Unlearning with Hannah Arendt, Marie Luise Knott (2013)
  • Thinking in Dark Times-Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics, Roger Berkowitz (2009)
  • The Political Humanism of Hannah Arendt, Michael H. McCarthy (2012)
  • Feminist Interpretations of Hannah Arendt, Bonnie Honig, ed. (1995)


Selection of Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction
Available from Spertus Institute's Asher Library

  • Fagin, the Jew, Will Eisner (2003)
  • Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York, Liana Finck (2014)
  • A Family Secret, Eric Heuvel (2005)
  • Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, Ben Katchor (1996)
  • The Jew of New York, Ben Katchor (1998)
  • Brownsville, Neil Kleid (2006)
  • The New American Splendor Anthology, Harvey Pekar (1991)
  • A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman, Sharon Rudahl (2007)
  • Mendoza the Jew: Boxing, Manliness, and Nationalism—A Graphic History, Ronald Schechter (2014)
  • The Rabbi’s Cat, Joann Sfar (2005)
  • Klezmer, Joann Sfar (2006)
  • Testament: Akedah, Douglas Rushkoff and Liam Sharp (2006)
  • Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, Art Spiegelman (1986)
  • Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began, Art Spiegelman (1991)
  • MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman (2011)