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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For me that book was Ben Hecht’s Perfidywhich I devoured sometime in or ’75 after it appeared on a recommended reading list issued by the Jewish Defense League, of which I was a member.

Since my parents lived here in the USA, if we had relatives in Europe, why hadn’t they brought them here to save them from certain death? The case lasted 10 months.

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Rise and Kill First: Perfidy means treachery; the deliberate breaking of faith. Do not skip over this title. Nevertheless, Rozett argued, “Ben Hecht’s book is not a work of history” and his interpretations are simply wrong.

He didn’t need to keep his word, Lapid argued; who would know the difference? Playwright and historian of public conscience, Ben Hecht chronicles one of the most sensational yet least remembered stories in the history of Israel.


The heated controversy which led to the murder of the protagonist still continues in Israel, for if Kastner was guilty, were not all those responsible for their perdidy imposed blindness, deafness and silence also to blame?

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Illusions will be shattered. Ben Hecht openly presents pedfidy contempt for many of the players in this drama, and his admiration for others. The first point of contention is whether Kastner testified on Becher’s behalf. Find me a Jew — a theory of antisemitism.

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Jan 26, K rated it liked it Shelves: Get to Know Us. What started as an open and shut case for the government ended up in a decision that vindicated Gruenwald and condemned Kastner along with the Jewish Agency.

Here are the humans who sacrifice others for their own personal gain, and who shrug the atrocities in which they are complicit off as merely unfortunate. What, really, couldhelpless civilians have done? There is nothing ebn about our species. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This book, therefore, should be read as a polemic.

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The book describes the events surrounding the — Kastner trial in Jerusalem. But I am left with the sense that their contradictory conclusions notwithstanding, neither the historians, nor Hecht, nor the folks at Yad Vashem, who are intent on clearing Kastner’s name, are out to deceive.


D-Day was just weeks away, and the real purpose was to offer the US and Britain a separate peace with Nazi Germany, leaving the Soviets out in the cold. In an interview at Yad Vashem, librarian 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.

H rated it it was amazing Jun 01, I know in my heart that hechy words the author quotes are true, that the great Jewish Zionist leaders were elitists like my parents, only even worse. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.


What’s more, the Hungarian Jews were planning armed resistance p. Zeevshemer rated it it was amazing Feb 26, I think this book should be required reading for anyone who cares about the subject. I know with every fiber of my being that it is.