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.

Author: Nik Fenrigal
Country: Dominica
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 28 July 2009
Pages: 458
PDF File Size: 16.65 Mb
ePub File Size: 16.25 Mb
ISBN: 611-1-38294-446-5
Downloads: 27926
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Shakaran

Can you really trust governments and leaders to do what is right and best for those they represent? Part of a series of articles on the Holocaust.

I have always found any true stories of human suffering and degradation very difficult to read. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The story hecth been told before- piecemeal on the front pages of Israeli newspapers, and in the back columns of American dailies -but here for the first time in a single volume is the whole monstrous saga perfixy the Kastner trial – complete with verbatim testimony, letters, background data, personal portraits.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

I urge you to read this fascinating account. What most people forget about Brand is that he was accompanied by Bandi Grosz – a double, triple or even quadruple agent.

Power and Politics: ‘Perfidy’ revisited

Through his efforts, Kastner is brought to trial and proven guilty of supporting the delusion offensive in Hungary and of sending 20, Jews to in exchange for the lives of important personages. Over 30 years out-of-print, Perfidy is back, with murder, conspiracy and deep betrayal at its disturbing core. It is a more an indictment of Zionism than on Nazism. He didn’t need to keep his word, Lapid argued; who would know the difference? Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Robert Rozett, Yad Vashem’s top librarian, asserted that Kastner was indeed a rescuer – not a collaborator.

Instead of raising the alarm, the Mapai leaders, who dominated the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency, pursued an accommodationist policy toward the British Mandate authorities. Perhaps that’s too much to ask for, but it is painful enough for me just to know the agonies that others have suffered and are suffering, and to see those responsible basking in their wealth, power, and glory. They failed to alert the Jews of the Yishuv to the enormity of the genocide taking place in Hitler’s Europe.


Today, I see no value in willing ourselves to remain embittered, perhaps in perpetuity, over Zionist ideological divisions during the Mandate and the Shoah era. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Where could they have run?

To ask other readers questions about Perfidyplease sign up. According to Rozett, the May Joel Brand affair is now understood to have been part of a far more complex gambit than Hecht described.

In Kluj, Kastner’s home town, for example, 20, Jews were guarded by a handful of armed Germans. 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. He also praises the Israelis for their achievements in constructing a nation. Ben Gurion desperately wanted to exonerate those British and Jewish men who had collaborated with Nazis, supposedly to save the lives of others.

Books by Ben Hecht.

A good read, I learned a lot. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. He believes the leadership of the Yishuv were nothing more than bureaucrats, who did not care about the rest of the Jews. In an interview at Yad Vashem, ehcht Rozett told me that 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.

But be perridy for some nasty revelations about people you and I have probably always thought of as honorable and even hechh. Spending money just to bring them here might have meant forfeiting their house in the suburbs and moving back to Brooklyn where immigrants lived.

May they pay the ultimate price for their depravity and viciousness in dealing with their ‘brothers’ their fellow Jews. Over 30 years out-of-print, Perfidy is back, with murder, conspiracy and deep betrayal at its disturbing core. The Jewish Daily Forward.


Kastner sued Greenwald for libel. Weizmann hung on to his status as a citizen of Great Britain until a week after taking bem None of them wanted the deal, each one for his own reason, and for one common reason: The case lasted 10 months.

See all 51 reviews. 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. No-one, but no one, should express opinions and judge the people involved in these dreadful events who was not there. Refresh and try again.

Do not skip over this title. But there were Zionists who tried to rescue whomever they could. At the same time, I never came across a reputable Holocaust history that embraced Hecht’s line about Kastner’s dealings with the Nazis – perfivy Raul Hilberg’s classic The Destruction of the European JewsSaul Friedlander’s just-released and widely acclaimed The Years of Extermination: Jews had fled there from Germany and Poland, but they could not outrun the shadow of death.

Kastner is accused of deliberately deluding Hungarian Jews about the truth of the Holocaust in order to prevent their resistance.

Perfidy (book) – Wikipedia

Perfidious is more apt. Hecht points to the fact that there was only a thin contingent of Germans and Hungarian collaborators guarding the Jews p. Amazon Second Hecnt Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. 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.

Malchiel Greenwald, an obscure and aged journalist insisted it was true. I pray that we may preserve our national unity, for it is all we have. Does anyone think that people who collaborate with mass murderers wouldn’t lie to save perfify own skins?

Author: admin