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Cesarani, David

Works: 112 works in 531 publications in 7 languages and 15,307 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc  Software  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Interviewee, Scientific advisor
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Most widely held works by David Cesarani
Becoming Eichmann : rethinking the life, crimes, and trial of a "desk murderer" by David Cesarani( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,017 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
Final solution : the fate of the Jews, 1933-1949 by David Cesarani( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 979 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"--Provided by publisher
Arthur Koestler : the homeless mind by David Cesarani( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 860 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
The final solution : origins and implementation by David Cesarani( Book )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although there is an immense amount of literature on the 'Final Solution' - the Nazis' attempt to exterminate the Jews of Europe during the Second World War - many critical questions still remain unresolved. The authoritative essays in The Final Solution set out to clarify the origins of the attempted genocide of the Jews, and to provide new answers to this period of history which often seems inexplicable
Citizenship, nationality, and migration in Europe by David Cesarani( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE NATIONAL STATE - Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal
Eichmann : his life and crimes by David Cesarani( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 460 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
Disraeli : the novel politician by David Cesarani( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 404 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
Genocide and rescue : the Holocaust in Hungary 1944( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 held by 354 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 336 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 )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 278 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 )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lest we forget : a history of the Holocaust by Ellen Lewis( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 174 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 170 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 160 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 151 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 )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 124 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
Justice delayed : how Britain became a refuge for Nazi war criminals by David Cesarani( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 historiador británico

David Cesarani historien britannique

דיויד קסראני סופר בריטי

סזרני, דוד


English (269)

German (9)

French (5)

Italian (5)

Polish (3)

Dutch (3)

Swedish (1)

Final solution : the fate of the Jews, 1933-1949Arthur 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, 1841-1991