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From Catastrophe to Power - The Holocaust Survivors and the Emergence of Israel (Hardcover) Loot Price: R827
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From Catastrophe to Power - The Holocaust Survivors and the Emergence of Israel (Hardcover): Idith Zertal

From Catastrophe to Power - The Holocaust Survivors and the Emergence of Israel (Hardcover)

Idith Zertal

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In a book certain to generate controversy and debate, Idith Zertal boldly interprets a much revered chapter in contemporary Jewish and Zionist history: the clandestine immigration to Palestine of Jewish refugees, most of them Holocaust survivors, that was organized by Palestinian Zionists just after World War II. Events that captured the attention of the world, such as the Exodus affair in the summer 1947, are seen here in a strikingly new light. At the center of Zertal's book is the Mossad, a small, unorthodox Zionist organization whose mission beginning in 1938 was to bring Jews to Palestine in order to subvert the British quotas on Jewish immigration. "From Catastrophe to Power" scrutinizes the Mossad's mode of operation, its ideology and politics, its structure and history, and its collective human profile as never before. Zertal's moving story sweeps across four continents and encompasses a range of political cultures and international forces. But underneath this story another darker and more complex plot unfolds: the special encounter between the Zionist revolutionary collective and the mass of Jewish remnant after the Holocaust. According to Zertal, this psychologically painful yet politically powerful encounter was the Zionists' most effective weapon in their struggle for a sovereign Jewish state. Drawing on primary archival documents and new readings of canonical texts of the period, she analyzes this encounter from all angles - political, social, cultural, and psychological. The outcome is a gripping and troubling human story of a crucial period in Jewish and Israeli history, one that also provides a key to understanding the fundamental tensions between Israel and the Jewish communities and Israel and the world today.

General

Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 1998
First published: October 1998
Authors: Idith Zertal
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 345
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-21578-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
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Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Humanities > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > Humanities > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War > The Holocaust
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > From 1900
Books > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War > The Holocaust
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
LSN: 0-520-21578-8
Barcode: 9780520215788

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