The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust

TitleThe Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsSegev, Tom
TranslatorWatzman, Haim
Number of Pages608
PublisherHill and Wang
CityNew York

The Seventh Million is the first book to show the decisive impact of the Holocaust on the identity, ideology, and politics of Israel. Drawing on diaries, interviews, and thousands of declassified documents, Segev reconsiders the major struggles and personalities of Israel's past, including Ben-Gurion, Begin, and Nahum Goldmann, and argues that the nation's legacy has, at critical moments--the Exodus affair, the Eichmann trial, the case of John Demjanjuk--have been molded and manipulated in accordance with the ideological requirements of the state. The Seventh Million uncovers a vast and complex story and reveals how the bitter events of decades past continue to shape the experiences not just of individuals but of a nation.

Short TitleThe Seventh Million
Translated Titleהמיליון השביעי : הישראלים והשואה / ha-Milyon ha-sheviʻi : ha-Yiśreʼelim ṿeha-Shoʼah
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