Zionism in the Age of the Dictators by Lenni Brenner is presented online for personal use The Jewish Anti-Nazi Boycott and the Zionist-Nazi Trade Agreement. Who told a Berlin audience in March that each country can absorb only a limited number of Jews, if she doesn t want disorders in her. Mr Brenner is able to cite numerous cases where Zionists collaborated with anti- Semitic Home /; Zionism in the Age of the Dictators Lenni Brenner (Author).

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Then he came back to me and laid a hand on my shoulder. Carl Webb marked it as to-read Nov 20, This Dr Kastner [many sources Anglicise Kasztner’s name] was a young man about my zlonism, an ice-cold lawyer and a fanatical Zionist.

Brehner of his involvement with Kasztner he had more contact with Eichmann than any other Jewish witness – 90 out of had never seen him – and it was apparent that his testimony would be important. I wondered where this Hungarian Jewry was.

Grosz was to conduct his own negotiations with Allied intelligence about the possibilities of a separate peace. Roma and the Holocaust.

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Zionism in the Age of the Dictators

Kastner That had nothing to do with me. Kastner Yes, I asked for it specifically. Nightocelot rated it did not like it Mar 12, He developed an interest in history from reading Hendrik Willem van Loon’s The Story of Mankind which his brother had received as a bar mitzvah present.

The court ruled, 5 to 0, that Kasztner had perjured himself on behalf of Colonel Becher. Kastner I didn’t because I didn’t have time enough. He has brought with him the greetings of Hungarian Jewry”. As a matter of fact, there was a very strong similarity between our attitudes in the SS and the viewpoint of these immensely idealistic Zionist leaders who were fighting what might be their last battle.

He became an atheist at age 10 or 12 and a Marxist at age Dedicated to the millions of Holocaust victims who suffered and died Simon Wiesenthal Centre Shamash: He is not only entitled to do it but is also bound to act accordingly. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When the Germans finally occupied Hungary on 19 Marchthe leaders of the Jewish community knew what to expect from the Nazis, as Hungary had been a refuge for thousands of Polish thhe Slovakian Jews, and they had dictwtors warned by the Bratislava working group that Wisliceny had promised that Hungary’sJews would eventually be deported.


As Randolph Braham has written, ‘History and historians have not been kind to the leaders of Hungarian Jewry in the Holocaust era. Ben Hecht, Perfidy, pp. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He is allowed to make efforts to save a few, although part of his efforts involve concealment of truth from the many; or should he disclose the truth to many though it is his best opinion that this way everybody will perish.

But of the in the train at ahe most were of this category He had also had close contacts with the Czech Zionists.

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I have read both your letter and your memorandum and shall be happy to see you sometime the week after next – about the 10th of January. The trial had considerable international coverage throughout There were 20, Jews in Kluj and only a limited number of seats on that train. The Israeli Labour government remained loyal to their party comrade and the case was appealed. No portions of this book may be reprinted, reposted or published without written permission from the author.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. But it may not go very far, as other means of extermination can be quickly improvised.

I was bound by party discipline. Dr Ditcators main concern was to make it possible for a select group of Hungarian Jews to emigrate to Israel Germany already has too many Jews”? In the s, Brenner was a prominent civil rights activist and a prominent opponent of the Vietnam War Brenner was born into an Orthodox Jewish family. Salima marked it as to-read Dec 11, I lacked the courage to defy discipline, and therein lay my true historical guilt.


Later, inBen Hecht wrote his book, Perfidya remarkable expose of the Kasztner scandal, and he presented many pages of Tamir’s masterly demolition of Kasztner’s defence. Dr Weizmann admitted that oenni seemed to be little enough that we could do to stop these horrors, but he suggested that something might be done to stop the operation of the death camp by bombing the railway lines.

Are we therefore to be called traitors?

They were never in the forefront of the struggle against fascism in Europe. According to Biss, Hausner ‘asked me to omit from my evidence any mention of our action in Budapest, and especially to pass over in silence what was then in Israel called the “Kasztner affair”‘. However, he believed that, as with the earlier negotiations with Wisliceny, some serious SS of ficers wanted to invest hte their own future.

I am here as the delegate of a million people condemned to death. Brnner Benjamin Halevi began pressing Kasztner and he blurted out his criteria for choosing who to save: Weizmann and Shertok continued to petition the British to bomb the camps, but lost the initiative.

Brand never had any illusions that the Eichmann proposition would be accepted by the Western Allies.

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The British gave him a travel document under the name of Eugen Band, the name Eichmann had given him for reasons of secrecy. It took Weizmann ‘a fortnight’ to reply. In retrospect these activities have been defended as a distasteful but necessary expedient to save Jewish lives.

In the Ben-Gurion government prosecuted an elderly pamphleteer, Malchiel Gruenwald, for having libelled Rezso Kasztner as a collaborator for his dealings with Eichmann in Davidmcbride added it Jul 24, The Institute for Historical Review. I cannot change it’.