It's the clerks and other little people who stick to schedules and don't ask questions who enable the Hitlers and other totalitarian mass murderers.
I cite the Nazis only to put in context Arendt's analysis. But just because a regime is less monstrous than the Nazis, doesn't excuse it from being guilty of horrendous war crimes.
I was reminded of that recently when reading a story in the Washington Post about how Israel tore down solar panels being used by the Palestinians to handle simple basic needs denied them by their occupiers.
It's chilling in its portrayal of such vile, degenerate policy as a normal procedure -- something in which every box is checked, but no consideration is given to what is a violation of international law.
I'm sure Adolph Eichmann would approve.