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Title Jewish honor courts : revenge, retribution, and reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust / edited by Laura Jockusch, Gabriel N. Finder
Published Detroit, Michigan : Wayne State University Press, [2015]
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Contents Introduction: Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in the Postwar Jewish World / Laura Jockusch and Gabriel N. Finder -- Why Punish Collaborators? / David Engel -- Rehabilitating the Past? Jewish Honor Courts in Allied-Occupied Germany / Laura Jockusch -- Judenrat on Trial: Postwar Polish Jewry Sits in Judgment of its Wartime Leadership / Gabriel N. Finder -- An Unresolved Controversy: The Jewish Honor Court in the Netherlands, 1946-1950 / Ido De Haan -- Jurys d'honneur: The Stakes and Limits of Purges Among Jews in France After Liberation / Simon Perego -- Viennese Jewish Functionaries on Trial: Accusations, Defense Strategies, and Hidden Agendas / Helga Embacher -- "The Lesser Evil" of Jewish Collaboration? The Absence of a Jewish Honor Court in Postwar Belgium / Veerle Vanden Daelen and Nico Wouters -- Jews Accusing Jews: Denunciations of Alleged Collaborators in Jewish Honor Courts / Katarzyna Person -- "I'm Going to the Oven Because I wouldn't Give Myself to Him": The Role of Gender in the Polish Jewish Civic Court / Ewa Kozminska-Frejlak -- Revenge and Reconciliation: Early Israeli Literature and the Dilemma of Jewish Collaborators with the Nazis / Gali Drucker Bar-Am -- Changing Legal Perceptions of "Nazi Collaborators" in Israel, 1950-1972 / Dan Porat -- The Gray Zone of Collaboration and the Israeli Courtroom / Rivka Brot
Summary In the aftermath of World War II, virtually all European countries struggled with the dilemma of citizens who had collaborated with Nazi occupiers. Jewish communities in particular faced the difficult task of confronting collaborators among their own ranks--those who had served on Jewish councils, worked as ghetto police, or acted as informants. European Jews established their own tribunals--honor courts--for dealing with these crimes, while Israel held dozens of court cases against alleged collaborators under a law passed two years after its founding. In Jewish Honor Courts: Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust, editors Laura Jockusch and Gabriel N. Finder bring together scholars of Jewish social, cultural, political, and legal history to examine this little-studied and fascinating postwar chapter of Jewish history.--Provided by publisher
Notes "Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jewish courts -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish courts -- Israel -- History -- 20th century.
War crime trials -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
War crime trials -- Israel -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Finder, Gabriel N., editor
Jockusch, Laura, editor
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
ISBN 081433878X (electronic bk.)
9780814338780 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Revenge, retribution, and reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust