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. Ben Hecht’s “Perfidy”. With each passing year, the bureaucratically organized murder by the Nazis of six million Jews, because they were Jews, becomes. Perfidy by Ben Hecht. Is made available to you (in full text) by Scroll for . “I pray thee, mark me—that a brother should be so perfidious!”.

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It is a more an indictment of Zionism than on Nazism.

Lapid also stated that Kastner’s initially lying about this was because “in s Israel it would have been impossible to publicly justify his actions. Most Popular In Jewlarious. If they feel and suffer they will find the way—beachareth hajamin—in perridy fullness of time. Overall, I feel this is an important book for a Jew to have read.

This is a very well written article. It was meant to shine a light on truths that the world needs to know.

Power and Politics: ‘Perfidy’ revisited

In fact, prrfidy train carried Joel Teitelbaum, the Satmar rebbe, as well as leading Betar activists. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And perhaps, this is why today, his star has sunk below the horizon, his true greatness a bit obscured. It wasn’t until decades later that I began to question what I’d been told. This review is without laughs or smiles.


Marnie never ceases to amaze me with her knowledge, wit and writing style. Hardcoverpages. Weizmann may have waited to revoke his British citizenship for any number of reasons. Perfidy hhecht a highly-charged source of contention among Jews and helped fuel anti-Semitic accusations that we were responsible for our own demise.

Okay, maybe that’s not fair. I only wish I had read Hecht’s Perfidy when he was alive, and responded appropriately. The Slovakian Orthodox leader had been bribing the Nazis with money to stop deportations. No one can say prfidy truly understands how the State of Israel came to be if they have not read this book.

To ask other readers questions about Perfidyplease sign up. He didn’t need to keep his word, Lapid argued; who would know the difference? Doris Bitterman rated it really liked it Dec 17, Jan 23, Yair Ben-Zvi rated it it was amazing. Rena Dick rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Can there be any justification for a Jew testifying in support of a Nazi?

This is Israel The land, the people. From inside the book. He defended his views and gained many enemies. Kastner is accused of deliberately deluding Hungarian Jews about the truth of the Holocaust in order to prevent their resistance. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising notwithstanding, I’m not at all sure that any form of successful protest was feasible in that context and that all that was missing for the Hungarian Jews was accurate information.


Dec 31 23 Tevet Torah Portion. Once in a very great while you read a book that forever changes your perspective. They did not know what to do with a million Jews. Take the train that brought 1, people to safety.

Once again Marnie has demonstrated her analytical courage and persceptive analysis and unending research. This book basically condemns Kastner without proper assessment or understanding of the situation in Nazi Hungary. I believe the true picture was far more complex, and I’m not sure that we see the same reality that Kastner saw when he made his choices.

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Power and Politics: ‘Perfidy’ revisited – Opinion – Jerusalem Post

The court heard 60 witnesses, saw hundreds of documents submitted in evidence and generated 3, pages of testimonies. Playwright and historian of public conscience, Ben Hecht chronicles one of the most sensational yet least remembered stories in the history of Perfidj.

They were dust, economic and moral dust in a cruel world. As they grew up, they went to US schools and learned English and American ways.