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The Man Who Was Murdered Twice: The Life, Trial and Death of Israel Kasztner

The Man Who Was Murdered Twice: The Life, Trial and Death of Israel Kasztner

Yechiam Weitz

Was Kasztner a collaborator and opportunist, who had “sold his soul to the devil”, as Judge Benjamin Halevi stated, who failed to warn the Transylvanian and Hungarian Jews of their impending fate in order to survive and save those close to him, or a brave leader who saved as many Jews as he could to escape on the “rescue train” in June 1944? The present volume provides new information on the controversy, based on a variety of new documents. The book covers the history of Kasztner’s negotiations with the Nazis to his death and posthumous results of the trial and discusses his complex personality. NIS 174.
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Yad Vashem Studies - volume 39:1

Yad Vashem Studies - volume 39:1

Edited by David Silberklang

We are pleased to announce that Yad Vashem Studies, 39:1, has just been published. This volume is available for purchase at the catalogue price of NIS 80.

Yad Vashem Studies, 39:1 is dedicated to the memory of Maxime Steinberg, the Belgian Jewish historian who pioneered the study of the Holocaust in Belgium, and opens with an article on his contribution to the field.

The research articles in this volume address Jewish reactions during and after the Shoah, the question of rescue during the Shoah, reactions in North America, and more. Rescue attempts ranging from the town of Oświęcim (Auschwitz) to Alaska; Jewish survival strategies in Germany; Israeli remembrance of the Righteous Among the Nations and grappling with the memory of Jewish policemen in Poland; information and reactions in Canada; and reviews of recent important books highlight the latest issue.
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  • Introduction 1
  • Insa Meinen
    Maxime Steinberg - Brussels, 1936−2010
  • Christoph Kreutzmoller, Ingo Loose, Benno Nietzel
    Nazi Persecution and Strategies for Survival Jewish Businesses in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, and Breslau, 1933-1942
  • Artur Szyndler
    “It is high time that the emigration problem will be solved finally”: Leon Schonker and His Plan for Jewish Emigration from the Katowice District
  • Avihu Ronen, Hadas Agmon, Asaf Danziger
    Collaborator or Would-Be Rescuer? The Barenblat Trial and the Image of a Judenrat Member in 1960s Israel
  • Kobi Kabalek
    The Commemoration before the Commemoration: Yad Vashem and the Righteous Among the Nations, 1945-1963
  • Ulrich Frisse
    The “Bystanders’ Perspective”: The Toronto Daily Star and Its Coverage of the Persecution of the Jews and the Holocaust in Canada, 1933-1945
  • Hava Eshkoli Wagman
    The Alaska Plan: Jewish Initiatives to Rescue Refugees from Nazi Germany


  • Pim Griffioen
    The Shoah in Belgium
    Insa Meinen, Die Shoah in Belgien
  • Christopher R. Browning
    The German Foreign Office: Myth and Reality
    Eckart Conze, Norbert Frei, Peter Hayes, and Moshe Zimmermann, Das Amt und die Vergangenheit: Deutsche Diplomaten im Dritten Reich und in der Bundesrepublik
  • Jan T. Gross
    Jewish Lives (and Deaths) during the Warsaw Uprising
    Barbara Engelking and Dariusz Libionka, Żydzi w powstańczej Warszawie
  • Yehuda Bauer
    Lemkin, Genocide, Holocaust
    Agnieszka Bienczyk-Missala and Slawomir Debski, eds., Rafael Lemkin: A Hero of Humankind
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