Killing Kasztner. Miami Beach Cinematheque.

From Jan 29th through 31st, 2010.

The documentary Killing Kasztner, directed by Gaylen Ross in 2009, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on January 29th through 31st as part of the film series “Judaica on Film”. This documentary tells the story of Israel’s most inflammatory political trial and assassination of the 1950’s, of Rezno Kasztner, including the first chilling interview with his murderer.

How much should you negotiate with the enemy? In Israel, the debate over that question evoked fury to the point of assassination. Such was the case with Kasztner, a Hungarian Jew who tried to rescue the last million Jews in Europe by negotiating face to face with Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann. Some people consider him a hero for his eventual heart stopping rescue of almost 1700 Jews on a train to safety in Switzerland, in what became known as “Kasztner’s train”. Yet later this extraordinary act was cast as an act of betrayal.

Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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