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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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle perrfidy required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. 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.

Was it possible that Rudolph Kastner, a top official in Ben Gurion’s cabinet was a Nazi collaborator indirectly eprfidy for the destruction of the Hungarian Jewish community?

Malchiel Greenwald, an obscure and aged journalist insisted it was true. 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. 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 self imposed blindness, deafness and silence also to blame? BenMoshe Sharett and American Jewish leadership do not escape the sharp knife of this author’s attack.

The reader must weigh and ponder – though Ben Hecht has taken his stand – dramatically, cogently pedfidy with captivating force. 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.

The Supreme Court of Israel overturned most of the judgment in Januarystating in a 4 1 decision that the lower court had erred seriously, but not before Kastner had been assassinated.

I urge you to read this fascinating account. This book discloses that failure is too kind a word for the activities of Kastner and the Jewish Agency. Perfidious is more apt. In the wake of The Anschlub in he and his younger brother left Vienna at the eleventh hour. Haim left with the Youth Aliyah to what was then Palestine, and his brother with the Kindertransport to England. Their parents did not survive the Holocaust.

Haim served five years in the British Army. He has lived hech Jerusalem sincewhere for over thirty years he worked in an apprentice school for precision mechanics. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? An exploration of the Kastner affair: History that reads like a mystery novel when villains parade themselves as heroes and the real heroes are targets of evil.


Picture those early days when the new nation of Israel was being formed in the region of Palestine European Jews had just endured history’s ultimate holocaust. Allied governments such as Great Britain had refused to take action to block the trains from carrying thousands of them to certain death.

In those final days before the end of the war, the epicenter of gen Nazi extermination effort was Hungary. Jews had fled there from Germany and Poland, but they could not outrun the shadow of death.

That is the obvious truth, but was there more? Was there collaboration with the enemy that resulted in these murderous acts? Can you really trust governments and leaders to do what is right and best for those they represent?

As Edmund Burke declared, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Underlying this story is a bizarre tapestry of deception at the highest levels of government with the lives of many innocents in the balance. The libel trial of Kastner establishes the outline of that hidden past, protected by the political interests of some of Israel’s early leaders.

Rudolf Kastner was a prominent journalist representing this new government and supported by its Prime Minister David Pefridy Gurion. Ben Gurion desperately wanted to exonerate those British and Jewish men who had collaborated with Nazis, supposedly to save the lives of others. Kastner sued Greenwald for libel.

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The unfolding courtroom perfdy becomes intense as Kastner loses the case. When faced with the possibility of being convicted under Israel’s anti-collaboration law the one Eichmann was convicted underhe was convenient “assassinated. As a reader, you will be the final judge of this case and all its horrible details.

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Rise and Kill First: Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Daring Rescue of Hungarian Jews: A Survivor’s Account Pimlico Book Editorial Reviews Review Perfidy is an indictment, yes. But it is meant to be far more than that. Hecht has tackled an ambitious project- he wishes the reader to see what happens when one excuses all in the name of the ideal, refusing to challenge authority to stand up for what is right. Haim Schneider was born in Vienna inwhere he also received his basic schooling.

As to his literary activities in Haim’s own words: Now and then I sit down to write some poems, not out of an irresistible urge to express myself, but out of the pure joy of playing with words and forming word sequences that make sense as well as music. Product details File Size: January 1, Sold by: Is this feature helpful? Thank you for your prrfidy. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention hungarian jews ben hecht ben gurion israeli government jewish agency state of israel attorney general zionist leaders save jews rudolf kastner hundreds of thousands jewish leaders kept quiet must read million jews hecht wrote million hungarian jewish state never happened american jewish.


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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I have always found What an absolutely fascinating story. I have always found any true stories of human suffering and degradation very difficult to read. I could not even watch “Roots” even though it’s part of my heritage.

But this was a story that really intrigued me and although I’m not finished I was astonished to find information on the camps that I never knew. I’ve learned a lesson here I encourage everyone to read this story.

It took a lot of blood and gut sacrifices by Israeli ‘terrorists’ Menachen Begin leading the Irgunto force the British out of Israel, fighting the British at The trial exposed a prior Israeli hero of WW2 and political elite Rudolf Castnerwho saved Hungarian Jews mostly friends and relatives from the German gas chambers, to show that he, along with British and Israeli’s purposely hiding the facts of the holocaust, aided the Germans in slaughtering hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews.

The Allies knew of the concentration camps and crematoriums, but would not bomb the camps or roads or bridges leading to them. Interesting book about little known story of the Holocaust and early Israel. 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.

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He believes the leadership of the Yishuv were nothing more than bureaucrats, who did not care about the rest of the Jews. He misses two important points, first that in the pre-state days they had very little power, no army, and not much money. And second, they all suffered losses of family in Europe so this certainly was personal perfkdy them. Nevertheless, a recommended read. A book about intrigue, hidden truths about the holocaust and the new Israeli government.

Very hard to put down. Lots of fascinating information about the beginnings of the Israeli government. Not looking to impress anybody just writing the facts. Amazing story ven should know.

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