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A Holocaust Controversy: The Treblinka Affair in Postwar France

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How has the world come to focus on the Holocaust and why has it invariably done so in the heat of controversy, scandal, and polemics about the past? These questions are at the heart of this unique investigation of the Treblinka affair that occurred in France in 1966 when Jean-Francois Steiner, a young Jewish journalist, published Treblinka: The Revolt of an Extermination C ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published August 22nd 2005 by Brandeis University Press
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This is an excellent book, but difficult reading. It is a scholarly treatment of a controversial book published in France in 1961. The book was about the revolt of Jewish prisoners at Treblinka. The author was the son of Jewish man who was murdered at Auschwitz. His identity as a Jew was very troubled by what some viewed as the "willing" participation of Jews in their deaths in the camps and so he was very interested in this revolt.

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