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Cesarani, David

Works: 98 works in 387 publications in 7 languages and 9,650 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: D804.3, 940.5318
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Cesarani
The Final solution origins and implementation( )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Final Solution sets out to clarify the key questions surrounding the attempt by the Nazis to exterminate the Jews. The controversial results of this study challenge many of our accepted ideas about the period
Becoming Eichmann : rethinking the life, crimes, and trial of a "desk murderer" by David Cesarani( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1941 to 1945 Adolf Eichmann organized the mass deportation and extinction of Jews in Europe. Working at his desk and in the field, he was at the center of Nazi genocide. This book, the first account of Eichmann's life to appear in over forty years, reveals a surprising portrait of the man once seen as epitomizing the "banality of evil." Drawing on recently unearthed documents, historian Cesarani explores Eichmann's early career, when he learned how to become an administrator of genocide, and shows how Eichmann developed into the Reich's "expert" on Jewish matters, becoming ever more hateful and brutal. This sobering account deepens our understanding and challenges our preconceptions of Adolf Eichmann, and offers fresh insights into both the operation of the "Final Solution" and its most notorious perpetrator.--From publisher description
Arthur Koestler : the homeless mind by David Cesarani( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A central European Jew born in 1905, Koestler was molded by his times. Uprooted by war and revolution and hounded by prejudice, he struggled to make sense of a world on the edge of apocalypse. His search for meaning, identity and belonging swept him up in the raging ideological torrents of his times - Zionism, Communism, anti-Communism and both hard scientific and esoteric mystical pursuits - and culminated in an idiosyncratic and deeply personal ideological position that has confused and eluded critics and commentators." "Equally restless in his personal relationships, Koestler made and broke friendships and marriages. His violent affairs with women were legendary, but until now the shocking details of his private life were hidden from view by loyal friends and obscured by the Olympian prose of his autobiographical writing. Cesarani is the first to make unrestricted use of Koestler's private papers. He also draws on previously secret documents held by the KGB and the FBI, which expose the depth of Koestler's involvement in the Communist Party and, later, his relations with the CIA."--Jacket
Major Farran's hat the untold story of the struggle to establish the Jewish state by David Cesarani( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1947 a sixteen-year-old Jewish activist named Alexander Rubowitz was abducted in broad daylight from the streets of Jerusalem. At the abduction scene, a gray hat was found, purportedly belonging to Major Roy Farran, a decorated World War II officer who was in charge of British counterterrorism in Palestine. As evidence mounted against Farran, the Zionist underground swore vengeance. The episode precipitated a series of nail-biting twists and turns that had far-reaching consequences. An engaging mix of true crime and polemical narrative history, peopled by a cast of luminaries including
Citizenship, nationality, and migration in Europe by David Cesarani( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout Europe longstanding ideas of what it means to be a citizen are being challenged. The sense of belonging to a nation has never been more in flux. Simultaneously, nationalistic and racist movements are gaining ground and barriers are being erected against immigration. This volume examines how concepts of citizenship have evolved in different countries and varying contexts. It explores the interconnection between ideas of the nation, modes of citizenship and the treatment of migrants. Adopting a multi-disciplinary and international approach, this collection brings together experts from several fields including political studies, history, law and sociology. By juxtaposing four European countries - Britain, France, Germany and Italy - and setting current trends against a historical background, it highlights important differences and exposes similarities in the urgent questions surrounding citizenship and the treatment of minorities in Europe today
Eichmann : his life and crimes by David Cesarani( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolf Eichmann was at the center of the Nazi genocide against the Jews. Yet he remained an obscure figure until his capture by the Israeli Secret Service in Argentina in 1960 and his trial in Jerusalem. This biography is the first account of Eichmann's life since the aftermath of his trial. It reveals that the depiction of Eichmann as a loser who drifted into the ranks of the SS is a fabrication that really conceals his considerable abilities and his early political development. Drawing on recently unearthed documents, Cesarani sets the record straight on one of the key figures in the implementation of the 'final solution' and offers fresh insights both into the operation of the Third Reich as it descended into genocide and into the making of a perpetrator, a remarkable case-study of moral corruption
Genocide and rescue : the Holocaust in Hungary 1944( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish chronicle and Anglo-Jewry, 1841-1991 by David Cesarani( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No historian can understand the inner life of British Jews without looking at the social reports, the sports column, arts and cultural coverage and the advertising that the paper has carried. This book gives an insight into the working of a newspaper, the struggles between editors and directors and the boardroom politics. It is the story of a publishing adventure that became an institution and helped to shape the destiny of an entire community
Bystanders to the Holocaust : a re-evaluation by David Cesarani( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using accessible archival sources, a team of historians reveal how much the USA, Britain, Switzerland and Sweden knew about the Nazi attempt to murder all the Jews of Europe during World War II
After the Holocaust : challenging the myth of silence by David Cesarani( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the last decade scholars have been questioning the idea that the Holocaust was not talked about in any way until well into the 1970s. After the Holocaust: Challenging the Myth of Silence is the first collection of authoritative, original scholarship to expose a serious misreading of the past on which, controversially, the claims for a 'Holocaust industry' rest. Taking an international approach this bold new book exposes the myth and opens the way for a sweeping reassessment of Jewish life in the postwar era, a life lived in the pervasive, shared awareness that Jews had narrowly survived a
The making of modern Anglo-Jewry( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice delayed by David Cesarani( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om de ukrainske frivillige i Waffen-SS som efter krigen bosatte sig i England og her blev rekrutteret af den britiske efterretningstjeneste for at spionere i det russisk besatte Baltikum
Major Farran's hat : murder, scandal and Britain's war against Jewish terrorism, 1945-1948 by David Cesarani( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the reasons why Britain lost Palestine, why its counter-insurgency strategy collided with its diplomacy, and why the tactics of the security forces were ill-judged, poorly executed, and futile. This title draws on the declassified files of the Security Services to reveal the ambition of Jewish terrorist attacks on Britain in late 1940s
Port Jews : Jewish communities in cosmopolitan maritime trading centres, 1550-1950 by David Cesarani( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As these studies show, the utility of Jewish merchants in an era of European expansion overseas was vital to the relatively tolerant relations between Jews and non-Jews. It made possible higher levels of acculturation, integration and assimilation than ever before." "But port cities were not simply benign engines of progress. Jews active in the transatlantic slave trade in Amsterdam compromised fundamental Jewish values. Rivalry between mercantile communities in cities such as Odessa was regularly expressed through religious and ethnic hatred. The fall of empires and the rise of nation states could have catastrophic effects on 'port Jewries' like Salonika's. Jewish mass migration through ports such as London and Southampton degraded the image of the Jew."--BOOK JACKET
Lest we forget a history of the Holocaust by David Cesarani( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete history of the Nazi's war against Europe's Jews. Contains archival documentary footage, including Nazi propaganda films, a gallery of over 500 photographs, maps, charts, and a timeline, extensive original text, and audio summaries and archival audio from German archives
The Internment of aliens in twentieth century Britain by David Cesarani( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays reveal the role of British intelligence in the roundups of European refugees and expose the subversion of democratic safeguards. They examine the oppression of internment in general and its specific effect on women, as well as the artistic and cultural achievements of internees
Survivors of Nazi persecution in Europe after the Second World War( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Eichmann : collective memory and the Holocaust since 1961 by David Cesarani( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1961 Adolf Eichmann went on trial in Jerusalem for his part in the Nazi persecution and mass murder of Europe's Jews. For the first time a judicial process focussed on the genocide against the Jews and heard Jewish witnesses to the catastrophe. The trial and the controversies it caused had a profound effect on shaping the collective memory of what became 'the Holocaust'. This volume, a special issue of the Journal of Israeli History, brings together new research by scholars from Europe, Israel and the USA
Jews and port cities, 1590-1990 : commerce, community and cosmopolitanism( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With studies of Jewish communities in port cities ranging from sixteenth century Livorno to modern Singapore, this book develops and extends the concept of the port Jew. It explores the concepts of diaspora and identity, probes the links between commerce and inter-communal relations, and maps the contours of language, culture, and community
The Legacy of Nuremberg by Joan Bakewell( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows excerpts from the Nuremberg trials and then a panel discusses their influence on contemporary wars and genocide by looking at war crimes in Bosnia and the process of reconciliation in the new South Africa today. Desmond Tutu, Jacques Verges, Christian Tomuschat, and David Cesarani examine moral and ethical issues involved
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Alternative Names
Ceserani, David.

Ceserani, David 1956-

English (225)

German (8)

French (2)

Danish (2)

Dutch (2)

Italian (1)

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Becoming Eichmann : rethinking the life, crimes, and trial of a "desk murderer"Arthur Koestler : the homeless mindMajor Farran's hat the untold story of the struggle to establish the Jewish stateCitizenship, nationality, and migration in EuropeEichmann : his life and crimesGenocide and rescue : the Holocaust in Hungary 1944The Jewish chronicle and Anglo-Jewry, 1841-1991Bystanders to the Holocaust : a re-evaluation