But to write about the survival of 1700 hungarian jews due to the intervention of rezso kasztner as described in ladislaus lob's eponymous book seems almost an impossible task i am also a survivor, and was one of those rescued. Hero or villain that's the question at the heart of killing kasztner: the jew who dealt with nazis, a sporadically fascinating documentary about rezso kasztner, the hungarian lawyer who. Kasztner (third from the left) standing betwen hansi and joel brand dr rezso (rudolf kastner)-subscribed and sworn to before me on this 13th day of september. Research published in a new book has suggested that rezso kasztner helped the third reich murder almost half-a-million jewish men, women and children living in hungary. Rezso kasztner arranged for the rescue of 1684 jews that much is known the bone chilling debates occur when one views him as a hero and the other views him as a traitor - a collaborator with the nazi's (specifically adolph eichmann.
Kasztner's activities during the holocaust were the subject of a sensational libel trial in israel in the 1950s the outcome of that trial — in which the judge ruled that kasztner had sold. If you know the name rezso kasztner, you won't need any encouragement to see killing kasztner: the jew who dealt with nazis if you don't, that is even more reason to see this documentary on the strange and compelling life and death of one of the most morally complex figures to come out of the. Rezso kasztner by ladislaus lob, 9781845950088, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Rezsö kasztner was born in cluj (kolozsvar) in 1906 he was a life long zionist since his young student days although kasztner studied law, his interest lay in politics.
Gaylen ross's methodical but overlong documentary pores over the life of rudolf kasztner, a leader of a hungarian jewish aid and rescue committee in world war ii film hails rezso kasztner. Killing kasztner 2 disc special edition dvd - private use - $2495 (click image to enlarge) rezso kasztner known as the jewish schindler, negotiated face to face with adolf eichmann, rescuing 1700 jews on a train to switzerland. On the night of march 3, 1957 rudolph (rezsö) kasztner became the first jewish victim of a jewish political assassination in the state of israel. Kasztner, rezso (also known as rudolf or israel 1906-1957), hungarian zionist leader kasztner was a labor zionist activist in his native transylvania and then in. Rezso kasztner has 17 ratings and 0 reviews two months after his 11th birthday, on july 9, 1944, the gates of bergen-belsen concentration camp closed be.
Kasztner believed that neither armed revolt nor mass escape had been a feasible option for hungarian jews he had hoped that negotiation with the nazis would save a significant number israeli society continues to debate whether kasztner was a hero or a villain. Glowing chronicle of an unheralded, schindler-esque figure who saved hungarian-jewish lives during world war ii as the german army marched on budapest in 1944, the fate of the city's jewish population lay in the hands of bold, immeasurably brave rezso kasztner. Jews for sale: the rudolph kasztner transports anna szigethy porter, kasztner's train: the true story of rezso kasztner, unknown hero of the holocaust.
The true story of rezso kasztner, unknown hero of the holocaust by: anna porter reviews it was kasztner's train like peter munk, i was born in budapest. Rudolf kastner (1906-1957), also known as israel rezső kasztner, was born in kolozsvár, austria-hungary kastner attended law school, then worked as a journalist for új kelet as a sports reporter and political commentator. Paul bogdanor is an author and researcher based in britain his latest book, kasztner's crime, tells the story of how hundreds of thousands of hungarian jews were deported to their deaths during the holocaust while the head of. Rudolf kasztner: the hated shoah hero rezso kasztner's daring rescue of hungarian jews he says that parallel to the train rescue, in the summer of 1944, kasztner, by dint of negotiations. The endlessly fascinating and controversial story of rezso kasztner, which made news just last week when his assassin gave a newspaper interview, is detailed in a complex and gripping documentary, killing kasztner, by gaylen ross.
The kasztner report the report of the budapest jewish rescue committee 1942 1945 [rezso kasztner] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers rezso kasztner was one of the most controversial figures to emerge from war torn europe and the ashes of the shoah. Rezso kasztner saved thousands of his fellow jews by bargaining for their lives with the nazis but after the second world war he was vilified author anna porter recounts the dramatic story in her book, kasztner's train: the true story of rezso kasztner, unknown hero of the holocaust. Killing kasztner is a documentary about rezso kasztner, a hungarian jew who saved more than 1,600 lives by negotiating with the nazis but was accused of selling his soul to the devil in the process. A new film celebrates the life of a jew who bought the lives of 1,680 jews but was later hated and killed for having negotiated with adolf eichmann.
Anna porter talked about her book kasztner's train: the true story of an unknown hero of the holocaustthe book tells the story of rezso kasztner who arranged for a train to transport 1,684 jews.