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Self-financing genocide : the gold train, the Becher case and the wealth of Hungarian Jews

Author: Gábor Kádár; Zoltán Vági
Publisher: Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Recounts the economic annihilation of the Hungarian Jews, who - from an economic point of view - were most influential than any other Jewish community in Europe. Following the German occupation in March 1944, the collaborating Hungarian government attempted to assert its claim concerning the complete confiscation of Jewish assets at all stages along the road leading to the extermination camps." "The book analyzes  Read more...
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Named Person: Kurt Becher; Kurt Becher; Kurt Becher, Soldat.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gábor Kádár; Zoltán Vági
ISBN: 9639241539 9789639241534
OCLC Number: 54392635
Notes: "Certain parts were published in Hungarian as Aranyvonat ... by Osiris, Budapest in 2001"--Title page verso.
Description: xxvi, 413 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The specifics of the genocide against Hungarian Jews --
Rationality and Holocaust: Self-Financing Genocide --
Hungarians and Jews --
The demography and sociology of the Jews before the German occupation of Hungary --
The economic status of Hungarian Jews --
The wealth of the Hungarian Jews --
The wealth of Hungarian Jews in international comparison --
From crisis to crisis: Anti-Semitic concepts and practice (1919-1936) --
Race-protectionism, the wealth of Jews, Aryanization (1936-1944) --
The road to the Holocaust: Hungarian Jews during the Second World War (1939-1944) --
1944--The looting of Jewish wealth and its main problems: Speed, legal controversies, institutional rivalry, and the Germans --
Lofty goals and disillusioning reality --
Self-financing genocide 1: From death camps to budget, or: The Reich, occupied Europe, and Operation Reinhard --
Self-financing genocide 2: Auschwitz-Birkenau, the German budget, and the postwar fate of Hungarian Jewish property and the Melmer deposits --
Self-financing genocide 3: The profit to the Hungarian budget --
Multiple plunder: The fate of Hungarian Jewish assets at the end of the war and after 1945 --
Legend and Reality: The Story of Kurt Becher --
The character and the sources --
Soldier, businessman, bureaucrat, mass murderer? Becher's career until 1944 --
Artificial chaos: Becher's position in Hungary --
In the gateway to success: The Weiss Manfred affair --
The Kasztner affair --
Stopping deportations and death marches from Budapest --
Halting the mass extermination of the Jews.
Responsibility: by Gábor Kádár and Zoltán Vági ; [translated by Enikő Koncz, Jim Tucker and András Kádár].
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