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Author Jockusch, Laura.
Title Jewish Honor Courts : Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust.
Imprint Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 2015.

Author Jockusch, Laura.
Subject War crime trials -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
War crime trials -- Israel -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish courts -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish courts -- Israel -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Collaborationists -- Legal status, laws, etc.
World War, 1939-1945.
Alt Name Finder, Gabriel N.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Description 1 online resource (407 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in the Postwar Jewish World; 1. Why Punish Collaborators?; 2. Rehabilitating the Past? Jewish Honor Courts in Allied-Occupied Germany; 3. Judenrat on Trial: Postwar Polish Jewry Sits in Judgment of Its Wartime Leadership; 4. An Unresolved Controversy: The Jewish Honor Court in the Netherlands, 1946-1950; 5. Jurys d'honneur: The Stakes and Limits of Purges Among Jews in France After Liberation.
6. Viennese Jewish Functionaries on Trial: Accusations, Defense Strategies, and Hidden AgendasPlates; 7. "The Lesser Evil" of Jewish Collaboration? The Absence of a Jewish Honor Court in Postwar Belgium; 8. Jews Accusing Jews: Denunciations of Alleged Collaborators in Jewish Honor Courts; 9. "I'm Going to the Oven Because I Wouldn't Give Myself to Him": The Role of Gender in the Polish Jewish Civic Court; 10. Revenge and Reconciliation: Early Israeli Literature and the Dilemma of Jewish Collaborators with the Nazis; 11. Changing Legal Perceptions of "Nazi Collaborators" in Israel, 1950-1972.
12. The Gray Zone of Collaboration and the Israeli CourtroomContributors; Index.
Note English.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In the aftermath of World War II, virtually all European countries struggled with the dilemma of citizens who had collaborated with Nazi occupiers. Jewish communities in particular faced the difficult task of confronting collaborators among their own ranks--those who had served on Jewish councils, worked as ghetto police, or acted as informants. European Jews established their own tribunals--honor courts--for dealing with these crimes, while Israel held dozens of court cases against alleged collaborators under a law passed two years after its founding. In Jewish Honor Courts: Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust, editors Laura Jockusch and Gabriel N. Finder bring together scholars of Jewish social, cultural, political, and legal history to examine this little-studied and fascinating postwar chapter of Jewish history.--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0814338771
OCLC # 994351417
Additional Format Print version: 9780814338773 0814338771 (OCoLC)891609603

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