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

August 5, 2008|
Kasztner's Train: The True Story of Rezso Kasztner, Unknown Hero of the Holocaust by Anna Porter
$24.95
Paperback
Earn 125 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Buy In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

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.

Anna Porter spent her early childhood in Hungary. Her family fled after the 1956 revolution, and she lived in New Zealand before coming to Canada in 1969. The founder and publisher of Key Porter Books, she is the author of three crime novels and an acclaimed memoir, The Storyteller. Her most recent book, Kasztner''s Train, won the Cana...
Loading
Title:Kasztner's Train: The True Story of Rezso Kasztner, Unknown Hero of the Holocaust
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:520 pages, 8.91 X 6.01 X 1.24 in
Shipping dimensions:520 pages, 8.91 X 6.01 X 1.24 in
Published:August 5, 2008
Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781553654032

Recently Viewed
|