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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Published August 10th by Gefen Books first published January 1st 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.

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According to Rozett, the May Joel Brand affair is now understood to have been part of a far more complex gambit than Hecht described. There are facts in this book, and there is also interpretation. The people that form Israel’s government, and have been in control since its inception inwill tell you that this book in no accurate. But the Israeli government, then and now, has no right, moral or otherwise to call itself any thing other than a pack of soulless animals.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. They failed to alert the Jews of the Yishuv to the enormity of the genocide taking place in Hitler’s Europe. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Was there collaboration with the enemy that resulted in these murderous acts?

This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Was it time for me to reevaluate, to face the possibility that Hecht might have been mistaken in his interpretation of the Kastner case? Keith Bonwitt rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Milah Press- History – pages.


Perfidy is a book written by Ben Hecht in Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Rather than facilitate the mission, Hecht wrote, Mapai leaders conspired with the British to have Brand detained. 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.

Alex Wolf rated it it was amazing Nov 18, The Allies knew of the concentration camps and crematoriums, but would not bomb the camps or roads or bridges leading to them. 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.

It was meant to shine a light on truths that the world needs to know. As a courtroom reporter and tireless worker in the cause of doomed European Jewry, Ben Hecht breathes life and vibrance into a horrendous scandal that will undoubtedly drift to the musty pages of history. Hecht strongly disagrees with this exculpation, and considers Kastner a worse Nazi collaborator than Beh or Quisling.

Ben Gurion desperately wanted to exonerate those British and Jewish men who had collaborated with Nazis, supposedly to save the lives of others. Perfidy Ben Hecht Snippet view – I have always found any true stories of human suffering and degradation very difficult to read. To conclude, from this book, all I have left to add is that I love Israel.

Jews had fled there from Germany and Poland, but they could not outrun the shadow of death. Everything is well documented and personally, I believe every word. Perfidy by Ben Hecht. Product details File Size: Lists with This Book. As a child, and for a long time afterward, I read everything I could find about The Holocaust, trying to figure out how such a thing could happen, how millions of Jews could have been killed, and I worried that it might happen again and that I could be a victim.


Chanes, writing for The Jewish Daily Forward indescribed Perfidy as an “ill-conceived and irresponsible anti-Kasztner” account. 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.

Power and Politics: ‘Perfidy’ revisited

He misses two important points, first that in the pre-state days they had very little power, no army, and not much money. People respect, admire, and obey those who deceitfully send them to their deaths–otherwise they would never go.

Orie Niedzviecki rated it peffidy liked it Oct 15, View all 4 comments. In fact, the train carried Joel Teitelbaum, the Satmar rebbe, as well as leading Betar activists.

Perfidy by Ben Hecht

Set up a giveaway. And second, they all suffered losses of family in Europe so this certainly was personal for them. As they grew up, they went to US schools and learned English and American ways. Jan 11, Ze’ev Shemer rated it it was becht.

Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University says, “It is an amazing piece of writing, it’s very passionate. And it is questionable that he was “living it up” at the Been restaurants and hotels.