Bitter Reckoning: Israel Tries Holocaust Survivors as Nazi Collaborators

Bitter Reckoning: Israel Tries Holocaust Survivors as Nazi Collaborators

by Dan Porat

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Digging into newly declassified archives, Dan Porat unearths the story of Jews prosecuted by the State of Israel for Nazi collaboration. Over time courts and the public came to see Jewish ghetto administrators or kapos as tragic figures. Rigorous yet humane, Porat invites us to rethink ideas about victimhood, justice, and collective memory.

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ISBN-13: 9780674243132
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Dan Porat is the author of The Boy: A Holocaust Story, which the New York Times called “a gripping, harrowing Holocaust story” and Elie Wiesel praised as “a poignant and riveting investigation.” Porat is a teacher and researcher at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Table of Contents

Cover Title Page Copyright Dedication Contents Introduction 1. From Revenge to Retribution in Post-Nazi Europe���������������������������������������������������& 2. Tensions among Survivors in Mandatory Palestine���������������������������������������������������& 3. The Nazis and Nazi Collaborators Punishment Law���������������������������������������������������& 4. Preliminary Court Examinations���������������������������������������� 5. Weighing the Actions of Jewish Collaborators���������������������������������������������������� 6. Did Jewish Kapos Commit Crimes against Humanity? 7. The First Doubts about the Kapo Trials������������������������������������������������ 8. Judging a Nazi and Reframing Collaboration���������������������������������������������������� 9. Absolving Ordinary Functionaries������������������������������������������ Epilogue Notes������������ Acknowledgments���������������������� Illustration Credits��������������������������� Index������������

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