Trapped by Evil and Deceit: The Story of Hansi and Joel Brand (Hardback)
  • Trapped by Evil and Deceit: The Story of Hansi and Joel Brand (Hardback)
zoom

Trapped by Evil and Deceit: The Story of Hansi and Joel Brand (Hardback)

(author)
£98.99
Hardback 360 Pages
Published: 30/01/2021
  • We can order this from the publisher

UK delivery within 3-4 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
When the Holocaust broke out in Europe, Hansi and Joel Brand were joined by Israel (Rezso) Kasztner to launch an organized effort to save thousands of human lives. Their efforts, which involved playing a dangerous bluffing game against the Nazi regime, helped to end the Auschwitz extermination. Their success put them at odds with the political machine of the young state of Israel. Politicians wanted the public to believe that there was nothing they could do, a sentiment which many still believe to this day. This cover-up led to Israel's first politically-motivated homicide.

Publisher: Academic Studies Press
ISBN: 9781644694992
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 333 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"In 1944 the Hungarian Jewish activist Joel Brand was sent from Budapest to neutral Turkey to broker a deal on behalf of the Nazis - represented by Eichmann - with the Zionists and the Allies regarding the exchange of thousands of Jews for necessary war materials, the notorious "Blood for Goods"... Daniel Brand, the youngest son of Joel and his wife Hansi, has written a meticulously researched and detailed narrative, based on a huge range of historical documents, attempting to unravel the complexities of the controversial deal, its context, its aftermath and his parents' part in both. ... Each part is divided into short clearly written sections, which make this complicated material fairly easy reading. It is a uniquely personal contribution to the accounts of this murky chapter in Holocaust history."

- Glenda Abramson, University of Oxford, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 21:4

"The last chapter of the Holocaust-the extermination of half a million Hungarian Jews in 1944-remains shrouded in mystery. How could so many people be lured to their deaths, in such a short time frame, and at this eleventh hour of the war? One of the key controversies concerns Adolf Eichmann's infamous proposal to release up to one million Jews in exchange for strategic goods. In May 1944, the Nazis dispatched the author's father, the rescue worker Joel Brand, to neutral Turkey, to submit this bizarre bid to the Zionists and the Allies. In this important book, Joel's son Daniel rehabilitates the memory of his parents, which has been the object of multiple misinterpretations. In the process, he challenges the idea that Blood-for-Goods was a mere Nazi deception, and the Brands the unwitting dupes who, supposedly, facilitated this endeavor. Instead he argues that the leaders of the free world failed to realize the potential for saving large numbers of victims that was inherent to the proposal."

-Paul Sanders, Associate Professor, NEOMA Business School


"Dani Brand's analysis of the situation in Hungary in the early 1940s is much deeper than most. His is the first I have read to do justice to the frame of mind and confused attitudes of the Jewish population, highlighting their impossible situation at this desperate time. He helps to dispel the image suggested by some, that Jews were 'like sheep to the slaughter.' He pays long overdue tribute to the truly heroic activities of the Jewish Refugees Committee. He tells how the JRC leadership (including his own parents) and many young Zionists, without weapons, knowingly risked their lives in the cause of saving others from the death camps. Some, like the JRC leader Otto Komoly, were murdered by the Arrow Cross fascists."

-Tomi Komoly, Hungarian Holocaust survivor

You may also be interested in...

Ordinary Men
Added to basket
Five Chimneys
Added to basket
£16.95
Paperback
Commandant Of Auschwitz
Added to basket
Night
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Zookeeper's Wife
Added to basket
Eichmann in Jerusalem
Added to basket
Night
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Holocaust
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Man's Search For Meaning
Added to basket
The Spanish Holocaust
Added to basket
Alicia
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Ajax, The Dutch, The War
Added to basket
The Holocaust Industry
Added to basket
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
Auschwitz
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.