"Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With Nazis" featuring post-screening Q&A moderated by Dr. David G. Marwell with filmmaker Gaylen Ross; and Professor Dina Porat, Tel Aviv University; and Professor Ronald Zweig
Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 2:00 PM EST
(1:30 PM Doors)
Museum of Jewish Heritage: Edmond J. Safra Hall, New York, NY
Sunday, March 7, 2 P.M.
Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With Nazis (U.S.A., 2009, DVD, 114 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A moderated by Dr. David G. Marwell with filmmaker Gaylen Ross; Professor Dina Porat, Tel Aviv University; and Professor Ronald Zweig, NYU
This probing documentary examines the life of Rezso Kasztner, who negotiated with Adolf Eichmann to rescue 1,700 Jews on a Swiss-bound train. Yet Kasztner was condemned as a traitor in his adopted country of Israel; in a trial and verdict that divided a nation and forever stamped him as the "man who sold his soul to the devil." The judgment was later overturned by the Israeli Supreme Court but not before Kasztner was assassinated in Tel Aviv by Jewish extremists in 1957. Director Gaylen Ross investigates this tale of murder, intrigue, and heroism through accounts of the inflammatory political trial, startling revelations after 50 years by Kasztner's assassin, Ze'ev Eckstein, and a chilling meeting between the killer and Kasztner's daughter, Zsuzsi.
$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 for members