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June 6, 2017

the late David Cesarini is in today’s news

Filed under: Germany, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:50 am

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at http://www.thehindu.com/books/books-reviews/shades-of-grey/article18712933.ece

The name of the man in the article is sometimes spelled Cesarini and sometimes spelled Cesarani.

Begin quote from news article:

The late David Cesarini, a British historian and leading expert on Jewish studies and, in particular, the Holocaust, was also a public figure who opposed Holocaust deniers. Two weeks before his death on October 26, 2015, he was completing this book and Disraeli: The Novel Politician, both scheduled for publication in 2016. Final Solution is a timely tour de force for our times, where Holocaust memorialisation, commemoration, and denial have become increasingly charged and politicised. Furthermore, the documentation of how anti-Semitism had far-reaching global consequences serves as a warning signal for hate groups burgeoning in the world today.

In this dense and meticulously researched volume, Cesarini builds an integrated history of the period between 1933 and 1949 that debunks traditional concepts that have framed conventional Holocaust narratives. Cesarini’s “chaotic and contingent” course of that history forcefully argues that Hitler’s extermination of the Jews was neither planned nor inexorable. Indeed, it unfolded in accordance with war exigencies, though it was built on deep-rooted and virulent anti-Semitism.

End quote

I wrote about Ceserani on this previous blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/david-cesarani-famous-holocaust-historian-dead-at-58/

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.