In the Kastner affair, as it is kwn, a seemingly insignificant refugee from Hungary accuses an important member of David Ben Gurion s Mapai party of collaborating with the Nazis during the murder of Hungarian Jewry. Over 30 years out-of-print, Perfidy is back, with murder, conspiracy and deep betrayal at its disturbing core. Playwright and historian of public conscience, Ben Hecht chronicles one of the most sensational yet least remembered stories in the history of Israel.
Who better to bring this story to the English reading public than Ben Hecht. Hecht was one of the greatest scriptwriters in the history of Hollywood. In this book, first published over thirty years ago, he takes the reader inside the Jerusalem District Courthouse for the most sensational trial in the history of Israel. Ben Hecht openly presents his contempt for many of the players in this drama, and his admiration for others.