web analytics
July 28, 2014 / 1 Av, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post
IDC Advocacy Room IDC Fights War on Another Front

Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.



Remembering Through The Story Of A Nazi Collaborator

Winter-112213-Enemies

Useful Enemies: John Demjanjuk and America’s Open-Door Policy for Nazi War Criminals; By Richard Rashke; Delphinium

 

Richard Rashke takes a unique approach to Holocaust literature in his latest book, Useful Enemies. He tells a story that aims to capture why it took so long for the United States to strip Ivan Demjanjunk, a Nazi collaborator, of his US citizenship and deport him back to Germany in 2009. Rashke not only allows the story to unfold in such a clear and precise way, but his style of writing captures the reader’s attention so that it is difficult to end one chapter without moving directly on to the next. The author’s writing is so engaging that he makes the reader feel like they are part of the investigation and in the courtroom.

On the one hand, Rashke tells the political story about the motives behind the U.S.‘s welcoming of war criminals onto its land. On the other hand, he successfully balances it with the emotional story of the Holocaust. Although the book is a bit lengthy, it is a must-read for anyone interested in the Holocaust, American politics, and those interested in understanding how justice may be carried out. The author does an outstanding job in describing the tireless efforts of Elizabeth Holtzman and Eli Rosenbaum who searched for Nazis and Nazi collaborators so that they would be persecuted.

Thanks to the research and writing of individuals such as Rashke, we are able to remember the details and the truth of the Holocaust. As Simon Wiesenthal, a famous Nazi searcher once said, “When I die and go to heaven, I will meet the victims of the Holocaust. They will tell me their professions while they lived. When they ask me what I did on earth, I will reply, ‘I never forgot you.’” As a third generation Holocaust survivor and scholar of Holocaust studies, I highly recommend reading Rashke’s Useful Enemies.

About the Author: Michelle Chavkin, Psy.D., earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University's Ferkauf Graduate school of Psychology in 2010. She is currently working as a psychologist for St. Vincent's Services.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

Please use the Facebook Tab below to leave your comment:

3 Responses to “Remembering Through The Story Of A Nazi Collaborator”

  1. How do I persevere in today’s world?

    Life is not easy, I believe we all go thru all difficult seasons of life; season of sorrow, season of suffering , season of shame , season of blessings and happiness.

    I realize that seasons come and go, they have beginning and the end. I stay positive, hoping for better tomorrow knowing that fear, worry and despair will not help me on the contrary it will only depress me.

    As every season approach, I endure hardship, trusting God that He will help me to go thru, that He will guide me and He will be my strength .

    Hardships in this life can easily destroy us and ruin our life if we allow it or can teach us, make us stronger and better person with character. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    PLEASE SHARE

    Subject: Perseverance: A Holocaust Philosophy – YouTube

    Perseverance: A Holocaust Philosophy – YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cyx2C_93oo

    13 hours ago … Dr. Rosenberg discusses perseverance with his Jewish and Non-Jewish students. Please share and subscribe!

  2. Diana Chavkin says:

    Nice review Michelle!

  3. Diana Chavkin says:

    Nice review Michelle!

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
Children run into a shelter during a Code Red siren warning of incoming rockets fired from Gaza in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.
IDF Retaliates for Ashkelon’s Morning Rocket Fire
Latest Sections Stories
Respler-072514

The real solution to bullying is to empower the bullied child.

Schonfeld-logo1

Time outs increases compliance and positive behavior far more than other forms of discipline

Schild-Edwin

Interestingly, sometimes people who have a very high self-awareness may experience intense reactions to circumstances that others might respond to more mildly.

“You Touro graduates are automatically soldiers in [Israel’s] struggle, and we count on you,” Rothstein told the graduates.

The lemonana was something else. Never had we seen a green drink look so enticing.

On his marriage, he wrote: “This is what I believe: something of the core, of the essence of this meaningful and life-affirming Judaism will not be absent from our home” (1882).

With the recent kidnapping by the Hamas and the barbaric murder of three children – Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Frankel, we believe that the best answer to honor the memory of those murdered is to continue building those very communities – large and small – that our enemies are trying to destroy.

Written entirely through Frayda’s eyes, the reader is drawn by her unassuming personality.

Adopting an ancient exegetical approach that is based on midrashic readings of the text, thematic connections that span between various books of the Bible are revealed.

While Lipman comes from an ultra-Orthodox background and is an Orthodox rabbi, he offers a breath of fresh air when he suggests that “polarization caused by extremism and isolationism in the religious community may be the greatest internal threat to the future of the Jewish people”

The Joys of Yiddish, Leo Rosten defines a mentch as “someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character.”

Certainly today’s communication via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and the like, including the ubiquitous Whatsapp, has reduced the need to talk with people and communicate at length.

More Articles from Dr. Michelle Chavkin
Winter-112213-Enemies

On the one hand, Rashke tells the political story about the motives behind the U.S.‘s welcoming of war criminals onto its land. On the other hand, he successfully balances it with the emotional story of the Holocaust.

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/books/book-reviews/remembering-through-the-story-of-a-nazi-collaborator/2013/11/21/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: