The Holocaust Industry (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2024-05-14
Förlag
Verso Books
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781804297216

The Holocaust Industry

Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering

Häftad,  Engelska, 2024-05-14
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IIn his iconoclastic and controversial study, Norman G. Finkelstein moves from an interrogation of the place the Holocaust has come to occupy in global culture to a disturbing examination of Holocaust compensation settlements. It was not until the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, when Israel's evident strength brought it into line with US foreign policy, that memory of the Holocaust began to acquire the exceptional prominence it has today. Recalling Holocaust fraudsters such as Jerzy Kosinski and Binjamin Wilkomirski, as well as the demagogic constructions of writers like Daniel Goldhagen, Finkelstein contends that the main danger posed to the memory of Nazism's victims comes from some of the very people who profess most passionately to defend it. Drawing on a wealth of untapped sources, he exposes the double shakedown of European countries and legitimate Jewish claimants, and concludes that the Holocaust industry has become an outright extortion racket
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The most controversial book of the year. * Guardian * His basic argument that memories of the Holocaust are being debased is serious and should be given its due. * Economist * If his indictment is a true one, it should prompt prosecutions, sackings, protest. The book shouts scandal. It is a polemic, communicated at maximum volume. * Times * He deserves to be heard ... he is making some profound points that many younger and more thoughtful Jews have quietly been attempting to debate, but whose voices have been stilled by the establishment, particularly in the US. * Evening Standard * This is, in short, a lucid, provocative and passionate book. Anyone with an open mind and an interest in the subject should ignore the critical brickbats and read what Finkelstein has to say. * New Statesman * Finkelstein's downright pugilistic book delivers a wallop - mostly because few authors have had the courage or nerve to say, as he does, that the Nazi genocide has been distorted and robbed of its true moral lessons and instead has been put to use as 'an indispensable ideological weapon'. It's a provocative thesis that makes you want to reject it even as you are compelled to keep reading by the strength of his case and the bravura of his assertions. * LA Weekly * He is scathing in his denunciation of the institutions and individuals who have cropped up around the issue of reparations in the last several years. * New York Press * Finkelstein's place in the whole history of writing history is assured, and those who in the end are proven right triumph, and he will be among those who will have triumphed, albeit, it so seems, at great cost. -- Raul Hilberg

Övrig information

Norman G. Finkelstein taught political theory and the Israel-Palestine conflict for many years. He is the author of many books which have been translated into more than 60 foreign editions, including: What Gandhi Says: About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage, Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History, and Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom.

Innehållsförteckning

Acknowledgments Foreword to the Second Paperback Edition Foreword to the First Paperback Edition Introduction Chapter 1 Capitalizing The Holocaust Chapter 2 Hoaxers, Hucksters, and History Chapter 3 The Double Shakedown Conclusion Postscript to the First Paperback Edition Postscript to the Second Paperback Edition Appendix to the Second Paperback Edition Index