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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Hecht accuses Ben Gurion’s Mapai party of collaborating with the British and deliberately obstructing attempts to rescue Jews during the Holocaust in order to stay in Britain’s good graces. hefht

Jews had fled there from Germany and Poland, but they could not outrun the shadow of death. I pray that we may preserve our national unity, for it is all we have. As one of the earliest books on the Holocaust, this book is interesting for perifdy contemporary mentality, as the postwar Jewish nation was healing and recovering.

Power and Politics: ‘Perfidy’ revisited – Opinion – Jerusalem Post

Among these notables are many who falsely claimed to have “saved Jews,” or at least to have worked towards saving Jews, when they had actually murdered Jews who had spoken the truth and attempted perfidyy intervene.

Kastner was motivated, allegedly, by his deal with Eichmann which allowed him to save a few hundred Jews in exchange for his silence.


This is Israel Read more Read less. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you jecht link to download the free Kindle App. The reader must weigh and ponder – though Ben Hecht has taken his stand – dramatically, cogently and with captivating force.

Power and Politics: ‘Perfidy’ revisited

Orie Niedzviecki rated it really liked it Oct 15, benn The old ones will pass. He has lived in Jerusalem sincewhere for over thirty years he worked in an apprentice school for precision mechanics. Was there collaboration with the enemy that resulted in these murderous acts?

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Alex Wolf rated it it was amazing Nov 18, As they grew up, they went to US schools and learned English and American ways. What an absolutely fascinating story. None of them wanted the deal, each one for his own reason, and for one common reason: If they feel and suffer they will find the way—beachareth hajamin—in the fullness of time. The men had already been taken for forced labor.

Or public revelation of the extermination plans? Here is a small, early example of the difference between A book like this, which is clearly meant to critique respected figures and accepted historical narratives, needs to be read critically in its own right.

They will bear their fate or they will not. And if Hecht was mistaken about Kastner, was he also wrong in his portrayal of Mapai’s motives?


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They themselves managed to move out of Brooklyn and to achieve the American dream, a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. This is the kind of book that can shake your fundamental beliefs to the core Greenwald’s accusations are surprising, and the Israeli government sues him for slandering Kastner. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

The problem is lots of the information in it is, is wrong! Avi rated it it was amazing Dec 02, He claims that Joel Brand’s failed “Trucks for Blood mission” Joel Brand worked out a deal with Eichmann to rescue Hungarian Jews in exchange for supplies provided to the Nazis; Brand’s mission failed because he was arrested by the British and could not return to Hungary in time to complete the deal was deliberately sabotaged by representatives of Ben Gurion’s group.

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