Perfidy [Illustrated Edition] by Ben Hecht

Perfidy [Illustrated Edition]

byBen Hecht

Kobo ebook | October 27, 2016

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An exploration of the Kastner affair: a conspiracy, a violation of conscience, criminal betrayal.

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 the 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." But what happens when those who are trusted as good join forces with evil?

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 Rudolf Kastner, a prominent journalist representing the new government and supported by its Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, establishes the outline of that hidden past, protected by the political interests of some of Israel’s early leaders.

A true classic…History that reads like a mystery novel when villains parade themselves as heroes and the real heroes are targets of evil.-Print ed.

Includes 204 photos, plans and maps illustrating The Holocaust

Title:Perfidy [Illustrated Edition]Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 27, 2016Publisher:Normanby PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1787202135

ISBN - 13:9781787202139

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