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Title Self-Financing Genocide : the Gold Train, the Becher Case and the Wealth of Hungarian Jews
Published Central European University Press 2004
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Description 1 online resource (439 pages)
Summary Discusses the economic annihilation of the Jews in Hungary. The government attempted to assert its claim concerning the complete confiscation of Jewish assets at all stages of the road leading to the extermination camps, which led to conflicts with the Germans. The book describes the story of the Gold Train, and analyzes the role played by SS-officer Kurt Becher, who administered and benefited from the confiscation of an enormous amount of Jewish assets
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-398) and indexes
Subject Becher, Kurt, 1909-1995.
Becher, Kurt, 1909-
Becher, Kurt, 1909-1995.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Hungary.
Jewish property -- Hungary
Jews -- Persecutions -- Hungary.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Hungary
Ethnic relations.
Jewish property.
Jews -- Persecutions.
Hungary -- Ethnic relations.
Form Electronic book
Author V??gi, Zolt??n.
ISBN 1281376965