Zionism During the Holocaust: The weaponisation of memory in the service of state and nation (Hardcover)

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Zionism During the Holocaust: The weaponisation of memory in the service of state and nation (Hardcover)

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"Tony Greenstein offers a comprehensive and incisive analysis of the indissoluble nexus between anti-Semitism and Zionism. This connection is exposed in its ugliest form during the Holocaust. You can trust a courageous and committed fighter against anti-Semitism, such as Tony, to guide us through this particular dark moment when Zionism and antiSemitism interacted in Europe's darkest hour to educate us about its historical manifestations and implications for our time."

Ilan Pappe, Professor of Middle East History, Exeter University

"This book is essential reading. Understanding the politics of the thirties and forties is essential if we are to ensure the horrors of World War Two never happen again. Tony Greenstein's detailed reference to original sources leads to conclusions that cannot be ignored."

Ken Loach, socialist film maker

"In this timely scholarly polemic Tony Greenstein authoritatively demystifies Zionism, convincingly depicting its long obscured and misunderstood connections with anti-Semitism, especially during its horrifying climax in the Holocaust. Essential reading for anyone that wants to understand Israel as a state built upon the premise of Jewish supremacy and sustained by a cruel apartheid regime to deny basic rights to the Palestinian people in their own country."

Richard Falk, Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University and Chair of Global Law, Queen Mary University London

"The present book is about the entire history of this relationship between Zionism and anti-Semitism. Tony's encyclopaedic familiarity with the dispersed relevant publications and his achievement in arranging the vast material in a coherent account are second to none."

Emeritus Professor Mosh Machover, King's College, London University

"This is a work of remarkable historical scholarship and analysis, its subject matter is as telling and relevant today as it ever was."

Dr Derek Summerfield, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer King's College, University of London

"Greenstein's book, meticulously researched and liberally peppered with quotations from original sources, will make uncomfortable reading for anyone who feels a sneaking sympathy for Zionism".

Dr. Susan Blackwell, Dept of Languages, Literature and Communication, University of Utrecht

"The historical relationship of Zionism with antisemitic and racist regimes and movements has been an area long neglected by normative research, influenced as it is by Zionist assumptions; this is why Tony Greenstein's book is so crucial, further developing the pioneering work by Lenni Brenner. Greenstein work is epic in scope, shedding light on dark corners, covering an immense historical, geographic, political and discursive arena; It provides an updated, comprehensive account and evaluation of Zionism's complex interrelation with, as well as its uses and abuses of the Holocaust."

Professor Haim Bresheeth, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

"In this substantial, detailed and scrupulously referenced account, the history of Zionist policies and practices before, during and after the Nazi Holocaust is examined in all its awfulness. Greenstein will no doubt be vilified by predictable opponents, but he offers a powerful alternative to the way most people would think about Zionism, given its current status as beyond criticism, on pain of accusations of anti-Semitism."

Patrick Williams, Emeritus Professor, Nottingham Trent University

Product Details ISBN: 9781803693040
ISBN-10: 1803693045
Publisher: Tony Greenstein
Publication Date: October 28th, 2022
Pages: 546
Language: English