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Ka-Tsetnik
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“Ka-Tsetnik 135633” is the pseudonym of Yehiel De-Nur (also Dinur; 1909–2001; born Yehiel Feiner, also known as Karl Zetinski), an equally famous and oddly obscure author of Yiddish- and Hebrew-language Holocaust novels. His books have been translated into numerous languages, and much interest has been shown in his literary legacy. And yet he remains, even for his readers, a puzzle.

Undoubtedly the most dramatic moment of the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem was the testimony of Yehiel De-Nur on June 7, 1961, that was abruptly interrupted by the fainting of the witn…

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Szeintuch, Yechiel, “Ka-Tsetnik”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 22 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0400>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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