Kasztner's Train: The True Story of Rezso Kasztner, Unknown Hero of the Holocaust

byAnna Porter

Paperback | August 5, 2008

Kasztner's Train: The True Story of Rezso Kasztner, Unknown Hero of the Holocaust by Anna Porter
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The true, heart-wrenching tale of Hungary's own Oskar Schindler, a lawyer and journalist named Rezso Kasztner who rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews during the last chaotic days of World War II -- and the ultimate price he paid.

In summer 1944, Rezso Kasztner met with Adolf Eichmann, architect of the Holocaust, in Budapest. With the Final Solution at its terrible apex and tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews being sent to Auschwitz every month, the two men agreed to allow 1,684 Jews to leave for Switzerland by train. In other manoeuvrings, Kastzner may have saved another 40,000 Jews already in the camps. Kasztner was later judged for having "sold his soul to the devil." Prior to being exonerated, he was murdered in Israel in 1957.

Part political thriller, part love story and part legal drama, Porter's account explores the nature of Kasztner -- the hero, the cool politician, the proud Zionist, the romantic lover, the man who believed that promises, even to diehard Nazis, had to be kept. The deals he made raise questions about moral choices that continue to haunt the world today.

Preface Introduction *** Part One: The Jewish Question 1 Desperately Seeking Palestine 2 The Gathering Storm 3 A Question of Honor, Law, and Justice 4 The Politics of Genocide 5 Budapest: The Beginning of th Edn *** Part Two: The Kingdom of the Night 6 The Occupation 7 Obersturmbannfuhrer Adolf Eichmann 8 In the Anteroom of Hell 9 Barg...
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Title:Kasztner's Train: The True Story of Rezso Kasztner, Unknown Hero of the HolocaustFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:520 pages, 8.91 X 6.01 X 1.24 inShipping dimensions:520 pages, 8.91 X 6.01 X 1.24 inPublished:August 5, 2008Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:155365403X

ISBN - 13:9781553654032

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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