Perfidy has 86 ratings and 12 reviews. Ze’ev said: This is Israel No one can say he truly understands how the State of Israel came to be if they hav. Once in a very great while you read a book that forever changes your perspective . For me that book was Ben Hecht’s Perfidy, which I devoured. Ben HECHT. PERFIDY with supplements. Julian Messner, Inc. New York [] Of course, Ben Hecht is himself a Zionist, an ultra-Zionist, one can say.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Now some people say that politics is a dirty business. For anyone who may want proof of that, this book is quite sufficient!

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And I was there! No-one, but no one, should bwn opinions and judge the people involved in these dreadful events who was not there.


I could write a story about the de-humanising effects of what went on both in people’s homes and later in the various hiding perfixy, but prrfidy could read Ladislaus Loeb’s description of life in the ‘priviliged’ Belsen camp where he had been, to get an idea.

I only wish I had read Hecht’s Perfidy when he was alive, and responded appropriately. Who better to bring this story to the English reading public than Ben Hecht. Hecht was one of the greatest scriptwriters in the history of Hollywood.


In this book, first published over thirty years ago, he takes the reader inside the Jerusalem District Courthouse for the most sensational trial in the history of Israel. Ben Hecht openly presents his contempt for many of the players in this drama, and his admiration for others.

Account Options Sign in. Over 30 years out-of-print, Perfidy is back, with murder, conspiracy and deep betrayal My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Milah Press- History – pages. In the Kastner affair, as it is known, a pedfidy insignificant refugee from Hungary accuses an important member of David Ben Gurion s Mapai party of collaborating with the Nazis during the murder of Hungarian Jewry.


Over 30 years out-of-print, Perfidy is back, with murder, conspiracy and deep betrayal at its disturbing core. Playwright and historian of public conscience, Ben Hecht chronicles one of the most sensational yet least remembered stories in the history of Israel.

Perfidy by Ben Hecht

From inside the book. User Review – Flag as hecbt Now some people say that politics is a dirty business. Perfidy Ben Hecht Snippet view – Colonels six million slaughter soul story Supreme Court talk Tamir tell testified testimony thing tion told torture train trial truth twenty thousand Jews voice Wisliczeny witness box word Zion Zionist.