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Udi Aloni

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780231157599

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.001.0001

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The Specters of a Borrowed Village

The Specters of a Borrowed Village

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(p.75) The Specters of a Borrowed Village
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What Does a Jew Want?
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Aloni Udi

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0010

This chapter discusses the notion of “borrowed village” in reference to Israel's Kfar Shaul Mental Health Hospital, established on the houses of the Palestinian village of Deir Yassin that was destroyed and whose residents were massacred in 1948 in the name of Zionism. The hospital was built to receive the destroyed lives of Jews from the concentration camps during the Holocaust. Deputy Minister of Health Yaacov Litzman found the living conditions at Kfar Shaul harsh and appalling; the place appearing to be in a dilapidated state. The chapter speculares whether Litzman will close down the malfunctioning institution in Kfar Shaul, transfer the patients to another facility that will take good care of them, and return the borrowed village to its owners.

Keywords:   borrowed village, Israel, Kfar Shaul Mental Health Hospital, Palestine, Deir Yassin, massacre, Zionism, Jews, Holocaust, Yaacov Litzman

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