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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Weizmann may have waited to revoke his British citizenship for any number of reasons. In this version, Brand’s trucks-for-Jews mission was – unbeknownst to him – just a cover story. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The author quotes Chaim Weizman later the first president of Israel who compares European Jewry to a “withered branch. But it shouldn’t be the only one. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Offer a politician a big campaign donation, and the opportunity to invest in the defense stocks they know will increase in value, and they’ll happily vote for wars that will kill millions psrfidy innocent people.

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Power and Politics: ‘Perfidy’ revisited

Jan 11, Ze’ev Shemer rated it it was amazing. Greenwald publishes a pamphlet accusing Rudolf Kastner of not only testifying on behalf of Kurt Becher, a Nazi war criminal, and contributing to his exoneration, but collaborating with the Nazis in facilitating the yecht of overHungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

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. 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 Bej to send millions of innocent Jews to their deaths.

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View all 4 comments. The Slovakian Orthodox leader had been bribing the Nazis with money to stop deportations. His sarcasm throughout the pages reveals an attitude toward his subject — painted here as an egotistical dupe who enjoyed being wined and dined by Nazi officers and staying at luxury hotels. And if Hecht was mistaken about Kastner, was he also wrong in his portrayal of Mapai’s motives?


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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. In Kluj, Kastner’s home town, for example, 20, Jews were guarded by a handful of armed Germans. The subject, Kastner, a bureaucrat living in pre- and early State of Israel, was accused basically of collaboration with the Nazis in Budapest: Now some people say that politics is a dirty business.

Even if you have no interest in Jews or the Holocaust or Israel, I think it is worth reading because when he describes what Ben Gurion and his cohorts did and how they got away with it, I understood exactly how our own politicians and leaders have gotten away with lying for so long and on such a grand scale to the people they are supposed to represent. Colonels six million slaughter soul story Supreme Court talk Tamir tell testified testimony thing tion told torture train trial truth twenty thousand Hechy voice Wisliczeny witness box word Zion Zionist.

The Supreme Court of Israel overturned most of the judgment in Januarystating in a 4 1 decision that the lower court had erred seriously, but not before Kastner had been assassinated.

Visits from our grandparents were rare, and it was clear even to a child that our parents and grandparents didn’t get along. None of oerfidy wanted the deal, each one for his own reason, and for one common reason: No one would want to listen.

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But I am left with the sense that their contradictory perdidy notwithstanding, neither the historians, nor Hecht, nor the folks at Yad Vashem, who are intent on clearing Kastner’s name, are out to deceive.

The author saves much of his venom for the Zionist leaders, whom he views as arrogantly blind-sighted and overeager to placate their British overlords. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I have always found User Review – Flag as inappropriate Now some people say that politics is a dirty business. Product details File Size: Let’s unpack perfkdy events that Hecht is analyzing. Jan 26, K rated it liked it Shelves: Haim Schneider was born in Vienna inwhere he also received his basic schooling.


In the wake of The Anschlub in he and his younger brother left Vienna at the eleventh hour. Andrew Jackson and the Perfisy of New Orleans: Was it time for me to reevaluate, to face the possibility that Hecht might have been mistaken in his interpretation of heht Kastner case? There would be no authorities to order them, and no gullible fools to obey those orders.

Was there collaboration with the enemy that resulted in these murderous acts? I pray that we may preserve our national unity, for it is all we have. According to a Jerusalem Post article, Tommy Lapid the late Hungarian Holocaust survivor and Israeli political figure, a contemporary of Kastner’s states that Kastner’s testifying for Becher was in fulfillment of a promise he’d made when Becher agreed to help Kastner save some of the Jews.

A Survivor’s Account Pimlico Book While some might argue that Kastner was under no obligation to fulfill this promise, Lapid feels that keeping his promise was part of Kastner’s moral code.

Levi rated it really liked it Apr 06, 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 to intervene. Jan 23, Yair Ben-Zvi rated it it was amazing. The same kind of stuff has probably happened in every country; it wasn’t that hard to pull off and it was kept quiet for decades, although reprinted in Reading this book was painful — and it can be potentially dangerous for anyone who lacks grounding in either Zionist or Holocaust history.

No one can say he truly understands how the State of Israel came to be if they have not read this book.