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October 26, 2015

David Cesarani, famous Holocaust historian, dead at 58…

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 10:31 am
David Cesarani, famous author

David Cesarani, famous author

I was shocked to read in the news today that writer David Cesarani has died at the age of 58.  Strangely, the cause of death was not given.

This quote is from the news article:

David Cesarani, the English historian who specialised in Jewish history and the Holocaust, has died at the age of 58.

Mr Cesarani, who had contributed to the JC [Jewish Chronicle] many times, was considered a pioneer in Holocaust education.

He wrote and edited over a dozen books including After Eichmann: Collective Memory and the Holocaust since 1961, The Final Solution: Origins and Implementation, Justice Delayed: How Britain became a refuge for Nazi war criminals and The Making of Modern Anglo-Jewry.

I have read some of his writing and I quoted him on my website:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/HungarianJews1.html

I also mentioned him in this blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/

My impression is that he was a fairly honest Holocaust writer, otherwise I would not have quoted him.

11 Comments »

  1. I guess we’ll never know what Cesarani was trying to do with his weird new beard…😉

    Comment by hermie — October 28, 2015 @ 4:54 pm

  2. Sad to hear of anyone’s death especially at a relatively young age.
    In regards to his thought process, just another one caught up in the pro Holocaust dribble. For people like him there is only one side of this controversial topic, where a true opened minded person would look at all the facts and go with where the facts lead and not the made up story that continues to bombard us today with lies.
    Check out my latest interview with Fred Leuchter on the Holocaust topic and what people do to folks that have a difference of opinion on the Holocaust topic.

    Jim Rizoli

    Comment by jim Rizoli — October 26, 2015 @ 11:40 am

    • Excellent video. I saw it the first time that you put it up.

      Comment by furtherglory — October 26, 2015 @ 2:37 pm

  3. Prof Cesarani died following surgery to remove a spinal tumour. http://gu.com/p/4dj9p?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

    Comment by Eliza — October 26, 2015 @ 11:27 am

  4. He was a funny man who in a more enlightened era would have not made it very far in any academic career ; but being born in this era he was blessed. He was part of the highest rung of the establishment and was instrumental along with his colleague ” Lord ” Janner in organising the indoctrination of British schoolchildren and establishing the national memorial day known as ” Holocaust day “.
    He delighted in the jail sentence of David Irving in Austria and was keen on greater restriction of freedom of speech.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cesarani

    Comment by peter — October 26, 2015 @ 10:58 am

  5. You quote dishonest/inaccurate Holocaust writing extensively and frequently, often (but not always) with disapprobation.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — October 26, 2015 @ 10:41 am

    • I try to give both sides of the story. That’s what I learned in Journalism school many years ago. Always give both sides. My blog is not a Holocaust denial blog, and my website is not a Holocaust denial website.

      Comment by furtherglory — October 26, 2015 @ 10:53 am

  6. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/oct/26/david-cesarani
    Thank you for your stimulating posts

    Comment by Tony — October 26, 2015 @ 10:40 am


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