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Cesarani, David

Works: 107 works in 513 publications in 7 languages and 12,651 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Internet videos  Biographies  Trials, litigation, etc  Juvenile works  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Interviewee, Scientific advisor
Classifications: D804.3, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Cesarani
Becoming Eichmann : rethinking the life, crimes, and trial of a "desk murderer" by David Cesarani( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,049 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 )

24 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 870 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
Final solution : the fate of the Jews, 1933-1949 by David Cesarani( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new one-volume history of the Nazi mass murder and persecution of the Jews by a noted historian that incorporates the material from newly-opened archives and research on the Nazi era"--
The final solution : origins and implementation by David Cesarani( Book )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The results of this study are often controversial. The essays challenge many accepted notions about the behaviour of the German Army, how much the Germans knew, and the response of the non-Jewish population in Occupied Europe and the West. The Final Solution will be of great interest to students of modern European history. It will also make invaluable reading for anyone seeking to understand further this most tragic chapter of recent history
Citizenship, nationality, and migration in Europe by David Cesarani( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eichmann : his life and crimes by David Cesarani( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 472 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 )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disraeli : the novel politician by David Cesarani( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauded as a "great Jew," excoriated by antisemites, and one of Britain's most renowned prime ministers, Benjamin Disraeli has been widely celebrated for his role in Jewish history. But is the perception of him as a Jewish hero accurate? In what ways did he contribute to Jewish causes? In this groundbreaking, lucid investigation of Disraeli's life and accomplishments, David Cesarani draws a new portrait of one of Europe's leading nineteenth-century statesmen, a complicated, driven, opportunistic man. While acknowledging that Disraeli never denied his Jewish lineage, boasted of Jewish achievements, and argued for Jewish civil rights while serving as MP, Cesarani challenges the assumption that Disraeli truly cared about Jewish issues. Instead, his driving personal ambition required him to confront his Jewishness at the same time as he acted opportunistically. By creating a myth of aristocratic Jewish origins for himself, and by arguing that Jews were a superior race, Disraeli boosted his own career but also contributed to the consolidation of some of the most fundamental stereotypes of modern antisemitism
Major Farran's hat : the untold story of the struggle to establish the Jewish state by David Cesarani( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores why Britain lost Palestine, linking its counterinsurgency and diplomatic strategies through the role of Roy Farran, commander of British counterterrorism squads, to the abduction of a Jewish activist, Alexander Rubowitz
The Jewish chronicle and Anglo-Jewry, 1841-1991 by David Cesarani( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded in 1841, the Jewish Chronicle is the oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the world. A force for change, a forum for debate and a shaper of Jewish identity; it has played a central part in the development of modern Anglo-Jewry; More than just a mirror of Anglo-Jewish life, registering waves of immigration and social change, the JC has been an active player in historical events. Its editors have intervened decisively in communal history and debated with British statesmen. Once a fierce opponent of Zionism, the paper became its strongest champion. At the time of the Balfour Declaration, Jewish, British and world history intersected in its pages. So important was its influence that in 1947 the directors sacked the editor because they feared his belligerent articles on Palestine would cause anti-Semitism
Bystanders to the Holocaust : a re-evaluation( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 274 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
The making of modern Anglo-Jewry( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom of Expression Must Include the License to Offend: A Debate( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As valued as it is, the principle of free speech through which everyone can have their say is an especially slippery slope as populations grow more pluralistic and the desire to get along creates pressure to curtail any expression that may potentially insult some portion of the people. Must freedom of expression include the license to offend? That is the question in this Oxford Union-style debate as panelists make their case. Speakers for the motion bring up the pernicious effects of censorship, the suppression of healthy debate, and repressiveness that can lead to authoritarianism, while those against speak of freedom of speech as a means to an end rooted in a particular place and time rather than as an ideal and stress the value to society of outlawing expression such as child pornography
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 232 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
Lest we forget : a history of the Holocaust by Ellen Lewis( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 176 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
Port Jews : Jewish communities in cosmopolitan maritime trading centres, 1550-1950 by David Cesarani( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 165 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."--Jacket
Major Farran's hat : murder, scandal and Britain's war against Jewish terrorism, 1945-1948 by David Cesarani( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1947, a Jewish teenager was mysteriously murdered in Jerusalem. A hat found at the scene was traced to Major Roy Farran, an ex-SAS officer leading a covert counter-terrorist squad. This text draws on declassified files of the Security Services to reveal the full extent of Jewish terrorist attacks on Britain in the late 1940s
The Internment of aliens in twentieth century Britain( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 149 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
After Eichmann : collective memory and the Holocaust since 1961 by David Cesarani( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 121 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
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Becoming Eichmann : rethinking the life, crimes, and trial of a "desk murderer"
Alternative Names
Ceserani, David.

Ceserani, David 1956-

Ceserani, David 1956-2015

David Cesarani britischer Historiker

David Cesarani British historian

David Cesarani Brits historicus van de moderne tijd (1956-2015)

David Cesarani englischer Historiker

David Cesarani historiador británico

David Cesarani historien britannique

דיויד קסראני סופר בריטי

סזרני, דוד

English (248)

German (8)

Italian (7)

French (6)

Polish (3)

Dutch (3)

Swedish (1)

Arthur Koestler : the homeless mindThe final solution : origins and implementationCitizenship, nationality, and migration in EuropeEichmann : his life and crimesGenocide and rescue : the Holocaust in Hungary 1944Major Farran's hat : the untold story of the struggle to establish the Jewish stateThe Jewish chronicle and Anglo-Jewry, 1841-1991Bystanders to the Holocaust : a re-evaluation