Perfidy has 86 ratings and 12 reviews. Ze’ev said: This is Israel No one can say he truly understands how the State of Israel came to be if they hav. Once in a very great while you read a book that forever changes your perspective . For me that book was Ben Hecht’s Perfidy, which I devoured. Ben HECHT. PERFIDY with supplements. Julian Messner, Inc. New York [] Of course, Ben Hecht is himself a Zionist, an ultra-Zionist, one can say.

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The three attackers were convicted, served time and were released by Hecht has tackled perfiry ambitious project- he wishes the reader to see what happens when one excuses all in the name of the ideal, refusing to challenge authority to stand up for what is right.

Eichmann ordered the trains to roll to Auschwitz. People respect, admire, and obey those who deceitfully send them to their deaths–otherwise they would never go. I’ve learned a lesson here But the British weren’t interested; incredibly, London suspected, writes Bauer, that the trucks-for-Jews proposal “was a major German-Zionist plot to introduce a million Jews into Palestine.

Or public revelation of the extermination plans? Kastner had collaborated in facilitating the Nazi destruction of Hungarian Jewry; and his “rescue train” was a “gift” for services rendered – of those on board were family and friends from his home town of Cluj. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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No-one, but no one, should express opinions and judge the people involved in these dreadful events who was not there. Even though during the war Kastner reached the safety of Switzerland, he nevertheless chose to return to Germany and Hungary, Lapid reminded me. Michal Leah rated it it was ok Dec 21, Keith Bonwitt rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Colonels six million slaughter soul story Supreme Court talk Tamir tell testified testimony thing tion told torture train trial truth twenty thousand Jews voice Wisliczeny witness box word Zion Zionist.

But they wanted nothing to do with ordinary Jews and were quite happy to, if it helped them advance their political careers, collaborate with the Nazis to send millions of innocent Jews to their deaths.

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And I was there! My library Help Advanced Book Search. Hecut points to the fact that there was only a thin contingent of Germans and Hungarian collaborators guarding the Jews p. David rated it really liked it Jun 14, BenMoshe Sharett and American Jewish leadership do not escape the sharp knife of this author’s attack.

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Kastner was tried in Israeli court inthen acquitted. I bought the Kindle edition, and I suspect that the print edition may also be full of typographical errors. At the same time, I never came across a reputable Holocaust hecjt that embraced Hecht’s line about Kastner’s dealings with the Nazis – whether Raul Hilberg’s beh The Destruction of the European JewsSaul Friedlander’s just-released and widely acclaimed The Years of Extermination: Infor instance, “documents” were reportedly discovered which were hdcht to “prove” that Kastner had saved the lives ofJews – and that Kurt Becher had collaborated with Kastner, not the other way around.


The men had already been taken for forced labor. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Amazing story all should know. Perhaps they gave a few dollars to the Jewish agencies that claimed to be rescuing Jews, the agencies that I now know were actually collaborating with the Nazis and sending Jews to their deaths.

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Friedlander, for instance, writes that it is simply impossible to know why Kastner testified on the Nazi Becher’s behalf. And it certainly needs to be read with the same degree of criticism that Hecht himself imparts.

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Haim Schneider was born in Vienna inwhere he also received his basic schooling.