Who Betrayed the Jews?: The Realities of Nazi Persecution in the Holocaust
Who Betrayed the Jews?: The Realities of Nazi Persecution in the Holocaust

Who Betrayed the Jews?: The Realities of Nazi Persecution in the Holocaust

  • Publish Date: 2016-03-15
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Agnes Grunwald-Spier MBE
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Agroundbreaking study that examines the various ways Jews were betrayed by their fellow countrymen during World War II

In many cases the Jews betrayed during World War IIregarded themselves as Hungarians, Frenchmen, etc., first and Jews second, so persecution came as a terrible shock to them. Many had fought for their country in World War I, but this offered no protectionnot even for those awarded the Iron Cross. Their neighbors and school friends betrayed them to the authorities. In turn the authorities legally withdrew their rights and also stripped them of their possessions under Aryanization policies. Bodies such as the police and railway companies cooperated with the Nazis in transporting Jews to their deaths. The betrayal did not end in 1945. There is evidence of Holocaust survivors being attacked as they returned home. Historian Agnes Grunwald-Spier reveals, among other accounts, the story of Prosper de Zitter, a Nazi conspirator who betrayed hundreds of Jews to the Gestapo.

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