Friday, October 18, 2019

Mark Lawson explores how the story of Rudolf Kastner, one of the most controversial figures to emerge from the Holocaust, has been retold outside Israel.Part I, Mark Lawson explores the retellings of one of the most controversial stories to emerge from the Holocaust

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0739pgh

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  1. Kalonymus AnonymusOctober 18, 2019 at 6:03 PM

    It's tragic, but who was successful in saving lives, i.e. not 100 but several million?
    Weissmandl claims he could have saved millions if the Zionists had given the money, but that is just naivety. I don't wish to attack Weissmandl, at least he tried. The British and American allies were not interested in giving 10,000 trucks to the Nazis. they wouldn't even bomb the gas chambers, becasue it was diverting the war efort, so why should they give more machinery to their enemies?

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  2. Kalonymus AnonymusOctober 19, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Overall, 18,000 jews were saved by the actitivities that Kastner was involved in.
    That was not limited just to the train.

    If all Jews had heeded Herzl, who was a secular "Ezra", perhasp more than a few thousand would have been saved. however this was not , and is still not the case.
    Even today, a large portion of allegedly "Orthodox" Jews mock and curse the name of Herzl, call him a rasha and also his entire movement is considered treif. A few people, such as as Rav Teichtal, learned the truth.

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