Killing Kasztner : the Jew who dealt with Nazis

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Summary

  • "Hero or traitor? Rezso Kasztner, known as the Jewish Schindler, negotiated face to face with Adolf Eichmann, rescuing 1700 Jews on a train to Switzerland, and may have saved tens of thousands more lives. Yet Kasztner was condemned as a traitor in his adopted country of Israel; accused as a collaborator in a trial and verdict that divided a nation and forever stamped him as the 'man who sold his soul to the devil.' It was a verdict overturned by Israel's Supreme Court but too late for Kasztner. He was ultimately assassinated by Jewish right wing extremists in Tel Aviv in 1957." -- from packaging.

Notes

  • Originally produced in 2008.
  • A GRFilms Inc. production in association with DOCFACTORY and AC Films and Highlight Films.
  • Special bonus DVD: Character extras: Alice Fischer, Kasztner survivor -- The train -- Bergen Belsen -- Artist István Irsai -- Peretz Revesz, Vaada member -- Valley of the Communities, Yad Vashem -- Museum of Jewish Heritage symposium -- Ze'ev Eckstein, the other gun ; Panel discussions: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (US premier) -- Museum of Jewish Heritage Symposium on Kasztner -- National Jewish Retreat (JLI) -- Touro Law School ; Trailer.
  • In English and Hebrew with English subtitles.
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