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.
Kastner, a journalist and public figure with close ties to the Israeli government, served as a major leader of the Jewish Agency Rescue Committee in Hungary during the Holocaust and was instrumental in rescuing a few hundred Hungarian Jews from the Nazis.
As they grew up, they went to US schools and learned English and American ways. No trivia or quizzes yet. He was just about the only person in Hollywood who actively tried to do something about what everyone knew was happening but didn’t want to talk about. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.
Hecht does not always distinguish between the two. I could not even watch “Roots” even though it’s part of my heritage. One person found this helpful.
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ALL THESE recollections welled up again last week as I read an Associated Press dispatch which reported that Yad Vashem had received “Kastner’s private archive” from his family in the hope that it would clear his name, once and for all, and end his “vilification” by proving that Kastner was a hero and not the villain portrayed by Hecht and others. None of them wanted the deal, each one for his own reason, and for one common reason: One of the most powerful tools of today’s deceivers is their ability to rewrite history and then accuse those speak the truth of being either extremists or insane.
Kastner had been a villain, and his behavior emblematic of what could be expected from Mapainiks. The rule of law and the coming election.
Very interesting narrative, differs completely from others in dealing with the Jews Holocaust, and complicity of the so called Jews Agency. But first, you must read the book and weigh the evidence for yourself. Or public revelation of the extermination plans? He has already put over several neat ones, recently a large sale of Israel manufactured submachine guns for to the German army.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Underlying this story is a bizarre tapestry of deception at the highest levels of government with the lives of many innocents in the balance. Lots of fascinating information about the beginnings of the Israeli government. Open Preview See a Problem?
When faced with the possibility of being convicted under Israel’s anti-collaboration law the one Eichmann was convicted underhe was convenient “assassinated. I know with every fiber of my being that it is.
Was it time for me to reevaluate, to face the possibility that Hecht might have been mistaken in his interpretation of the Kastner case? Kasztner’s Crime Jewish Studies. The author quotes Chaim Weizman later the first president of Israel who compares European Jewry to a “withered branch.
Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. There is nothing humane about our species. 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 peridy friends from his home town of Cluj.
Spending money just to bring them here might have meant forfeiting their house in the suburbs peefidy moving back to Brooklyn where immigrants lived. He was personally sympathetic to Kastner, whom he remembered as an extraordinarily intelligent man. But the Israeli gove I am changed after reading this book.
Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Was it possible that Rudolph Kastner, a top official in Ben Gurion’s cabinet was a Nazi collaborator indirectly responsible for perfidt destruction of the Hungarian Jewish community?
Hecht was one of the greatest scriptwriters in the history of Hollywood. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.