The Resource The gold train : the destruction of the Jews and the looting of Hungary, Ronald W. Zweig

The gold train : the destruction of the Jews and the looting of Hungary, Ronald W. Zweig

Label
The gold train : the destruction of the Jews and the looting of Hungary
Title
The gold train
Title remainder
the destruction of the Jews and the looting of Hungary
Statement of responsibility
Ronald W. Zweig
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1944, with the Red Army rapidly closing in, an extraordinary group of fascist ideologues, thieves, civil servants and soldiers jumped onto the "Gold Train" in Budapest and headed west. On that train was carriage after carriage of loot - gold, gems, cash, furs, carpets - gleaned from one of the century's most terrible crimes." "The destruction of the Hungarian Jews happened late in the war and with a unique bureaucratic efficiency. The officials who meticulously stripped the Jews of their jewelry, gold, silver, furnishings and other possessions before their murder believed that the stolen belongings of exterminated citizens were a major Hungarian state asset and at all costs were to be protected from the advancing Allies."
  • "The great Gold Train and the value of its cargo took on a legendary quality even as it steamed out of the station - hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of assets were on the move, with cunning, desperate or gullible passengers trying to reach an illusory Nazi stronghold in the Alps. The fate of this property has been the subject of fantastic rumors ever since the end of the war and was the basis of a Cold War dispute between east and west. Ronald Zweig's gripping book, The Gold Train, illuminates what happened to the train and explores its journey, which goes on to this day, as legal battles continue over its contents."
  • "Drawing on a decade's worth of research into American, Israeli and European archives as well as private papers, eyewitness accounts and other sources, Zweig tells the full story of the Gold Train. He reveals the large cast of players enmeshed in the drama, including corrupt Hungarian and German Nazis, American and French armies, Jewish leaders from Hungary and Palestine, French security forces and international refugee organizations. He examines the myths that have developed around it and places this incredible event within the annals of Holocaust and Cold War history, including its impact on restitution policies through the postwar years to today."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Zweig, Ronald W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C8
LC item number
Z94 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Holocaust, Jewish
  • World War
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish property
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Confiscations
  • Ethnic relations
  • Jewish property
  • Jews
  • Tweede Wereldoorlog
  • Joden
  • Eigendom
  • Inbeslagneming
  • Judenvernichtung
  • Geschichte 1944
  • Vermögen
  • Konfiskation
  • Hungary
  • Hungary
  • Ungarn
  • Juden
Label
The gold train : the destruction of the Jews and the looting of Hungary, Ronald W. Zweig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hungary and the Jews -- Diamonds, gold and genocide -- Collapse of the Reich and Hungarizmus -- Brennbergbánya -- Into Austria -- In allied hands -- The survivors -- Gold and politics in Washington -- Between Paris and Budapest -- New York city -- Aftermath of war -- Conclusion: Fantasies of wealth
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxiii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780066209562
Lccn
2002070152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50294871
  • (OCoLC)ocm50294871
Label
The gold train : the destruction of the Jews and the looting of Hungary, Ronald W. Zweig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hungary and the Jews -- Diamonds, gold and genocide -- Collapse of the Reich and Hungarizmus -- Brennbergbánya -- Into Austria -- In allied hands -- The survivors -- Gold and politics in Washington -- Between Paris and Budapest -- New York city -- Aftermath of war -- Conclusion: Fantasies of wealth
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxiii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780066209562
Lccn
2002070152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50294871
  • (OCoLC)ocm50294871

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