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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The Allies knew of the concentration camps and crematoriums, but would not bomb the camps or roads or bridges leading to them. I have no wish to see more. Malchiel Greenwald, an obscure and aged journalist insisted it was true. Published August 10th by Gefen Books first published January 1st The reader must weigh and ponder – though Ben Hecht hechht taken his stand – dramatically, cogently and with captivating hecnt.

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Perfidy by Ben Hecht

Offer a sweet, well-mannered, seemingly intelligent boy or girl a college education and hhecht happily volunteer to kill innocent people they’ve never met. Even if you have no interest in Jews or the Holocaust or Israel, I think it is worth reading because when he describes what Ben Gurion I knew nothing about what had happened to the Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

Nothing more, nothing less. They had to accept it.


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Malchiel Greenwald, an obscure and aged journalist insisted it was true.

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In the summer ofGrunwald disseminated a mimeographed newsletter accusing Kastner of collaborating with the Nazis. In the Kastner affair, as it is known, a seemingly insignificant refugee from Hungary accuses an important member of David Ben Gurion s Mapai party of collaborating with the Nazis during the murder of Hungarian Jewry.

See all 51 reviews. Haim Perfixy was born in Vienna inwhere he also received his basic schooling.

Part of a series of articles on the Holocaust. 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. The Slovakian Orthodox pdrfidy had been bribing the Nazis with money to stop deportations.

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In this version, Brand’s trucks-for-Jews mission was – unbeknownst to him – just a cover story. Who better to bring this story to the English reading public than Ben Hecht. Playwright and historian of public conscience, Ben Hecht chronicles one of the most sensational yet least remembered stories in the history of Israel.


In this book, first published over thirty years ago, he takes the reader inside the Jerusalem District Courthouse for the most sensational trial in the history of Israel. An exploration of hexht Kastner affair: So, when my parents learned that our relatives in Europe were pleading for their lives, what could they do?

But they wanted nothing to do with ordinary Jews and were quite happy to, if it helped them advance their political careers, collaborate with the Nazis to send millions of innocent Jews to their deaths. But Perfidy is not only an indictment of Kastner. In fact, Hecht is discussing actual events and uses a variety of source material.

To conclude, from this book, all I have left to add is that I love Israel.

Retrieved from ” https: I pray that we may preserve our national unity, for it is all we have. KIRKUS REVIEW The story has been told before- piecemeal on the front pages of Israeli newspapers, and in the back columns of American dailies -but here for the first time in a single volume is the whole monstrous saga of the Kastner trial – complete with verbatim testimony, letters, background data, personal portraits.