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Bitter reckoning : Israel tries Holocaust survivors as Nazi collaborators, Dan Porat

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Bitter reckoning : Israel tries Holocaust survivors as Nazi collaborators
Title
Bitter reckoning
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Israel tries Holocaust survivors as Nazi collaborators
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Dan Porat
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eng
Summary
In December 1945, a Polish-born commuter on a Tel Aviv bus recognized a fellow rider as the former head of a town council the Nazis had established to manage the Jews. When he denounced the man as a collaborator, the rider leapt off the bus, pursued by passengers intent on beating him to death. Five years later, to address ongoing tensions within Holocaust survivor communities, the state of Israel instituted the criminal prosecution of Jews who had served as ghetto administrators or as kapos in concentration camps. Dan Porat brings to light more than three dozen little-known trials, held over the following two decades, of survivors charged with Nazi collaboration. Scouring police investigation files and trial records, he found accounts of Jewish policemen and camp functionaries who harassed, beat, robbed, and even murdered their brethren. But as the trials exposed the tragic experiences of the kapos, over time the courts and the public shifted from seeing them as evil collaborators to victims themselves, and the fervor to prosecute them abated. Porat shows how these trials changed Israel's understanding of the Holocaust and explores how the suppression of the trial records--long classified by the state and to this day withheld by Yad Vashem--affected history and memory. Sensitive to the devastating options confronting those who chose to collaborate, yet rigorous in its analysis, Bitter Reckoning invites us to rethink our ideas of collaboration and justice and to consider what it means to be a victim in extraordinary circumstances.--
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1964-
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Porat, Dan
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non fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War crime trials
  • Kapos
  • Israelis
  • Concentration camp inmates as guards
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
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Bitter reckoning : Israel tries Holocaust survivors as Nazi collaborators, Dan Porat
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1089967132
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780674988149
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1089967132
Label
Bitter reckoning : Israel tries Holocaust survivors as Nazi collaborators, Dan Porat
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1089967132
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780674988149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089967132

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