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An Eye for an Eye: The Story of Jews Who Sought Revenge for the Holocaust Paperback – April 17, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0967569109 ISBN-10: 0967569109 Edition: 4th Revised

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: John Sack; 4th Revised edition (April 17, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967569109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967569109
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,739,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Longtime journalist Sack's controversial book looks at how Jewish concentration camp survivors' supposedly captured 200,000 Germans at the end of WWII and placed them in camps of their own.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"The events are vivid, the language is powerful, the conclusions appear just." --New York Daily News

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As I read the end of the book, I began to felt great.
Uwe D. Eickert
This is a well researched, well written, book, and a very compelling read.
Andrew Chase
As Jefferson Airplane said, "Everything you know is wrong!"
John Wheat Gibson

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139 of 151 people found the following review helpful By E. Rodin MD on July 5, 2001
Format: Paperback
John Sack has done the truth-loving community a great favor by publishing this thoroughly researched book. It deals with the manner of how the transition from German to Polish rule was effected in the areas ceded to Poland by the Allies. It is well known that Hitler had started "ethnic cleansing" of Poles from the "Warthegau" (areas annexed after the Poish campaign in 1939) and one can hardly wonder that the Poles most heartily reciprocated after Hitler's defeat. In view of the abundance of books about the Holocaust it is to Mr. Sack's credit to have shown to the world that Germans were also victims of Polish and Jewish revenge, when the opportunity arose. No past history of misdeeds was necessary, that they had been born of German parents sufficed. The fact that the author had to overcome a highly effective censorship before he was able to get the book published bodes ill for our society, which is so fond of its purported "freedom of speech." I am convinced that if Mr. Sack had not been Jewish the book would, in all probability, never have seen the light of day. If it had been self-published it would probably never have been reviewed and relegated to obscurity in spite of its intrinsic value. That Jews were in leading positions in the Polish State Security Office immediately after the war and that a number of them conducted themselves in an inhuman manner should surprise no one, unless one believes that Jews have transcended the bounds of the human race and joined the realm of the good angels. When it comes to war the worst of human instincts are released on both sides of the front. It needs to be remembered also that only the armies had stopped shooting on VE day while private wars, due to accumulated hatred by the oppressed, had continued for some time thereafter.Read more ›
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55 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Jorg Gunnderson on September 25, 2004
Format: Paperback
Horrifying account of atrocities committed against German civilians by Jews in the aftermath of World War II. Long-suppressed story -- by a fearless Jewish author and noted journalist -- of how Jews of the Polish Communist "Office of State Security" killed and brutally mistreated many tens of thousands of German men, women and children in concentration camps and prisons in conquered German territories. This story was featured on a "60 Minutes" broadcast segment. Antony Polonsky, Prof. of E. European Jewish History at Brandeis University, comments on An Eye for An Eye: "... Extremely gripping and compelling account of the appalling events which accompanied the end of the war and the expulsion of the Germans ... impossible to put down ... a major contribution to our understanding
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74 of 82 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 12, 1999
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Congratulations to John Sack. I have read this book borrowed from someone and I have to have it myself. Is there any way the publisher will publish it again? I want to leave this exciting reading to my children and I also know about scores of my Polish compatriotes as well as Germans and Czechs in Australia, who are truth hangry and who would buy this book immediately if available. As a Pole of origin I am glad, that someone from the Jewish community took up the challenge, since the tragedy of many Polish officers and soldiers from the Home Underground Army was, that they have fought Germans during the war (having among other goals to protect also Jews), yet after the war they found themselves in the same prisons run by Jews as German criminals. I suppose Mr John Sack suffered much himself first facing the truth, secondly probably he was isolated from his Jewish friends and singled out as a black sheep. Whatever happened, Mr John Sack, our warmest feelings are with you.
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110 of 125 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
I want to thank John Sack for his courage in researching this difficult topic. I have Jewish friends who admire John Sack as much as I do.
I myself had an American mother and a German father and spent my childhood in Germany during the Second World War. Then I married a German whose father (who was not a Nazi) died in one of the Polish camps after the war under mysterious circumstances, simply because he lived in that area. John Sack's research helped many sorrowing families to find out what actually happened to their relatives.
Millions of Germans still suffer guilt and sorrow for the holocaust but do not know how to express it because they were told over and over again that words can't express the dreadfulness of what their compatriots did. There are many memorials. There is a memorial march every year at Dachau. Children in Berlin made a wall of bricks with the names of all the Jews who lived in their neighbourhood. Teachers try to help children to come to terms with the terrible deeds of their grandparents. John Sack's book is a revelation in many ways. He understands the desire of a holocaust survivor for revenge, but it becomes evident that revenge will not heal the bruised, suffering human soul. Hatred creates more hatred. So we must know the facts in order that such things don't happen again.
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83 of 94 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 28, 1998
Format: Paperback
A professor at Harvard said that "every" German was responsible for the Nazi atrocities. After reading this book I ask him is every Jew responsible for the atrocities they committed on innocent German civilians?
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58 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Mariusz T. Wesolowski on October 10, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This fantastic piece of investigative journalism brought howls of impotent rage against its author, a Jewish writer, who dared to discuss the Jewish revenge on the German and Polish civilians right after the end of WW2. One of these executioners, Shlomo Morel, still lives in peace in Israel despite the Polish government's efforts to have him extradited and tried for genocide. A must read for anybody who doesn't passively accept the whitewashed story of the 20th-century East European Jewry.
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