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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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Yes, the Nazis, the Israelis, the Zionists, and the world’s most influential Jews will deny the truths in this book.

Set up a giveaway. The problem is lots of the information in it is, is wrong!


With all this under his belt, Hecht wrote, Kastner eventually wound up in Israel vying for a spot on the Mapai Party’s Knesset list. He misses two important points, first that in the pre-state days they had very little power, no army, and not much money. Playwright and historian of public conscience, In the Kastner affair, as it is known, a seemingly insignificant refugee from Hungary accuses an important member of David Ben Gurion s Mapai party of collaborating with the Nazis during the murder of Hungarian Jewry.

As a courtroom reporter and tireless worker pefidy the cause of doomed Bem Jewry, Ben Hecht breathes life and vibrance into a horrendous scandal that will undoubtedly drift to the musty pages of history. If heht feel and suffer they will find the way—beachareth hajamin—in the fullness of time.

Smith rated it it was amazing. Jep rated it liked it Feb 04, The three attackers were convicted, served time and were released by It’s time to move on.

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Had they done so, goes the argument, there would have been an uprising of Palestinian Jews demanding that the gates of Eretz Israel be opened and that the Allies do something to save their doomed brethren. There is no mention of the desperately few options Kastner faced. The Jewish Daily Forward. Interlanguage link template link number. Keith Bonwitt rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Rather than facilitate the mission, Hecht wrote, Mapai leaders conspired with the British to have Brand detained.


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.

Friedlander, for instance, writes that it is simply impossible to know why Kastner testified on the Nazi Becher’s behalf. And if Hecht was mistaken about Kastner, was he also wrong in his portrayal of Mapai’s motives?

Eichmann ordered the trains to roll to Auschwitz. He was personally sympathetic to Kastner, whom he remembered as an extraordinarily intelligent man. While Lapid is not a follower of Jabotinsky, neither is he a Mapainik, so his views carry some weight.

In an interview at Yad Vashem, librarian Rozett told me pervidy the “Kastner archives” amount to just several boxes, and that the material contains no smoking gun – or, in terms of what I was looking for, no unsmoking gun that would demonstrate Kastner’s pure intentions.

Rena Dick rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Two thousand people attended his funeral. What they forget is the fact that, as a precondition for halting the gassings and releasingJews initially as a good-faith measure pp.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Lapid feels strongly that anyone who didn’t personally experience the Shoah – and he was thinking especially of Kastner trial judge Binyamin Halevi – was in no position to evaluate Kastner’s actions. Nothing more, nothing less.

Power and Politics: ‘Perfidy’ revisited

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Views Read Edit View history. The good side perfidyy Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, bne your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Humanity is a misnomer. But the Israeli government, then and now, has no right, moral or otherwise to call itself any thing other than a pack of soulless animals.


A good book for anyone who is interested in seeking out real history and not just the mainstream lies.

Read reviews that mention hungarian jews ben hecht ben gurion israeli government jewish agency state of israel attorney general zionist leaders save jews rudolf kastner hundreds of thousands jewish leaders kept quiet must read million jews hecht wrote million hungarian jewish state never happened american jewish. Perfidy means treachery; the deliberate breaking of faith.

InIsrael TV broadcast a fair-minded documentary about the affair.

Weizmann hung on to his status as a citizen of Great Britain until a week after taking perffidy Rudolf Kastner was a prominent journalist representing this new government and supported by its Prime Minister David Ben Gurion. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: This book explores historical events but doesn’t do so with the objectivity of academic research.

By using this site, you agree to the Peffidy of Use perfdy Privacy Policy. Perfixy Kingdom of Evil. David rated it really liked it Jun 14, Sure, Kastner packed as many friends and family on board as possible, but so what? Self serving grandstanding with little regard for historical facts or the reality of the time.

What an absolutely fascinating story. They also pleaded for radio warnings to the doomed Jews, and for the bombing of the rail lines leading to Auschwitz. I have no wish to see more. Sara Munk rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Very hard to put down. It is a more an indictment of Zionism than on Nazism.