The Realities of Nazi Persecution in the Holocaust The first book to comprehensively examine the stories of the people who betrayed Jews in the Second World War 'Who Betrayed the Jews?' is a ground-breaking study that examines the various ways Jews were betrayed by their fellow countrymen during the Second World War. In many cases they regarded 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 the First World War, but this offered no protection - not even for those awarded the Iron Cross. Their neighbours 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 co-operated 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. In 'Who Betrayed the Jews?', 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. AUTHOR: Agnes Grunwald-Spier was born in Budapest in July 1944. After fortune saved them from deportation to Auschwitz, she and her mother were sent to the Budapest ghetto in November 1944, and were liberated in January 1945. A former civil servant, Agnes holds degrees in History & Politics and Holocaust Studies, and was a founder-trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. She was a member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews for 15 years, a member of the Architects' Registration Board and a Justice of the Peace for 30 years. She is the author of 'The Other Schindlers' (The History Press, 2010). SELLING POINTS: A contrasting book to the author's successful The Other Schindlers Controversial subject matter 8pp plates/ 16 b/w illustrations
Who Betrayed the Jews?
The History Press
Jewish Persecution During the Holocaust
Non Fiction /