Part 1 Philip Green possesses an appearance so darkly befitting a caricature that one might see it, like the stripes of a wasp, as a warning from Nature itself. But even had this son of the Talmud emerged from the womb looking like a Swedish prince his life trajectory would have still borne the stamp […]
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Parasite: (noun) An organism which lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other’s expense. Three years ago I wrote an analysis of the Marc Rich case. I wanted the piece to be as clinical and empirically sound as possible, so I relied heavily on a report authored […]
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 “I took a bit of revenge on the Germans…I also did some things with the German children.” Jurek Kestenberg, 1946. “Aba Kovner, the leader of the Jewish partisan group that formed in Vilnius in early 1942, dedicated himself to mounting a major revenge operation. With other members […]
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 “It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.” Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or The Evening Redness […]
Part 1 Part 2 Ernst vom Rath (right) and his Jewish assassin Herschel Grynszpan “On the explicit order of the very highest authority setting fire to Jewish shops or similar actions may not occur under any circumstances.” Rudolf Hess, November, 1938. The Complexities of Judenpolitik, 1933–1939, Continued. Until 1935 the security police (SD) “had only […]
“Germans were not being asked to hate Jews; they were being asked to love other Germans. … It would be a mistake to equate Nazi values with hate.” David Cesarani Part 1. The Complexities of Judenpolitik, 1933–1939 Although David Cesarani’s book is divided into eight chapters, it is best reviewed by dividing it in two […]
“There is a yawning gulf between popular understanding of this history and current scholarship on the subject. … This divergence has become acute since the 1990s.” Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews, 1933–49 David Cesarani London: Macmillan A Portrait of the Author In October 2015 Jewish historiography lost one of its more enigmatic practitioners […]