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Author Kádár, Gábor.

Title Self-financing genocide : the gold train, the Becher case and the wealth of Hungarian Jews / by Gábor Kádár and Zoltán Vági ; [translated by Enikő Koncz, Jim Tucker and András Kádár]
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (413 pages) : illustrations
Contents Rationality and Holocaust: Self- financing Genocide -- Legend and Reality: The Story of Kurt Becher -- The Story of the Hungarian Jewish Gold Train
Summary "Recounts the economic annihilation of the Hungarian Jews, who - from an economic point of view - were most influential than any other Jewish community in Europe. Following the German occupation in March 1944, the collaborating Hungarian government attempted to assert its claim concerning the complete confiscation of Jewish assets at all stages along the road leading to the extermination camps." "The book analyzes the role played by SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer Kurt Becher, one of the most controversial and mysterious figures in the Hungarian and universal history of the Holocaust. Becher, delegated to Hungary by Himmler, administered and benefited from the confiscation of an enormous amount of Jewish assets."--Jacket
Notes "Certain parts were published in Hungarian as Aranyvonat ... by Osiris, Budapest in 2001"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-398) and indexes
Notes Translated from the Hungarian
Print version record
Subject Becher, Kurt, 1909-1995.
Becher, Kurt, 1909-
Becher, Kurt, 1909-1995.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Hungary
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Hungary
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Hungary
Jewish property -- Hungary
HISTORY -- Holocaust.
Ethnic relations.
Jewish property.
Jews -- Persecutions.
Hungary -- Ethnic relations
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Vági, Zoltán.
Kádár, Gábor. Aranyvonat
ISBN 9781429426275