The Ambassador

The Ambassador

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1937. In a fictional turn of historical events, the British Cabinet accepts the recommendations of the Peel Commission, establishing a Jewish State in the Land of Israel. Dan Lavi is a young diplomat sent by Ben-Gurion to serve as the country's first ambassador to Berlin, in an effort to save as many Jews as possible under the controversial Transfer Agreement.
Publisher: New Milford, CT: Toby Press [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781592643882
1592643884
Branch Call Number: FIC AVNER, YEHUDA
PR6101.V64 A62 2015
Characteristics: xii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Rees, Matthew J. - Author

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Jan 11, 2016

From two authors - a long time power player in Israeli politics and a crime novelist - comes this book that asks a hypothetical question: Suppose Britain had accepted the report of the Peel Commission in 1938 and Israel had become a state fully ten years before it actually did - could the Holocaust have been stopped, since the policy of Nazi Germany at the time was not extermination but deportation? This book suggests what might have happened. Includes a replay of the infamous Wannsee Conference where the Final Solution was crafted, as well as a surprising role for one of the architects of the massacre, Adolf Eichmann. Not a pleasant read, but an important one.

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