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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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 of innocent people. This sort of thing gave them a sense of superiority. He didn’t do it as part of a plot, Rozett affirmed. Sarede Switzer rated it really liked it Jan 23, Rudolf Kastner’s ehcht of a trainload of Jews from Nazi-occupied Hungary would normally stand out as a tale to be commemorated, but A Survivor’s Account Pimlico Book Preview — Perfidy by Ben Hecht.

I’m not a historian, and I have neither the knowledge nor access to the necessary source material to rebut them.

BenMoshe Sharett and American Jewish leadership do not escape the sharp knife of this author’s attack. But it shouldn’t be the only one.

Alex Wolf rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Ben Hecht, along with Peter Bergson, sounded the calls of alarm in the period leading up to, and during, the implementation of Hitler’s Final Solution for the “Jewish Problem”. Yes, the Nazis, the Israelis, the Zionists, and the world’s most influential Jews will deny the truths in this book. As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Now some people say that politics is a dirty business.


No wonder Rabbi Meir Kahane wanted us to read Perfidyand no wonder we were enraged. 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 deaths of overHungarian Jews during the Holocaust. The object was to buy time in any way possible. And if Hecht was mistaken about Kastner, was he also wrong in his portrayal of Mapai’s motives?

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Self serving grandstanding with little regard for historical facts or the reality of the time. The Allies knew of the concentration camps and crematoriums, but would not bomb the camps or roads or bridges leading to them.

Get to Know Us. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In an opinion written by Justice Shimon Agranat, the high court said the task before it was not to give Kastner “a clean bill of health” but to examine whether Grunwald had proved his contentions beyond reasonable doubt. Kastner initially denies this but is forced to acknowledge it when confronted with evidence of his having given an affidavit in support of Becher.

Andre rated it it was amazing May 01, January 1, Sold by: Aug 12, Jonathan Meola rated it it was amazing Shelves: Spending money just to bring them here might have meant forfeiting their house in the suburbs and moving back to Brooklyn where immigrants lived. Rise and Kill First: The fact that Kastner did honor his promise proved his ultimate decency.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Something helpful for Israel’s economy. What’s more, the Hungarian Jews were planning armed resistance p. Learn more about Amazon Prime. He was not allowed to do so! Can there be any justification for a Jew testifying in support of a Nazi?

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In Kluj, Kastner’s home town, for example, 20, Jews were guarded by a handful of armed Germans. Hecht is certainly passionate, and he was an important contributor to pre-state propaganda war and arming efforts, but I cannot agree with all his conclusions.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The first point of contention is whether Kastner testified on Becher’s behalf. 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 and friends from his home town of Cluj.

But the Israeli gove I am changed after reading this book. Take the train that brought 1, people to safety.