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May 30, 2013

Rudolf Kasztner, the man who saved Hungarian Jews, but couldn’t win for losing

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 8:58 am

You can read about the sad case of Rudolf Kaszter in this article:  The Jewish Chronicle – Tragic ghost of Holocaust continues to haunt

It’s complicated, to say the least.  The story might be easier to understand if you read this blog post.

I wrote about the Hungarian Jews at Bergen-Belsen on my website here.  I previously blogged about Kurt Becher, a German who was involved in saving the Hungarian Jews, on a blog post that you can read here.

There is one part of the article in The Jewish Chronicle that I don’t believe is correct.  It is contained in this quote:

And in early April 1945, Kasztner accompanied Becher to Bergen-Belsen where Becher literally compelled SS Commandant Josef Kramer to hand that camp over to the British rather than simply killing all its remaining inmates.

This quote from the article in the Jewish Chronicle tells the story:

Consider the tragic case of Rezao, or Rudolf, Kasztner, who negotiated with Adolf Eichmann and other senior SS officers in Budapest in 1944 to try to save at lease some Hungarian Jews from the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau.  […]

Kasztner, a Zionist journalist from the Transylvanian city of Cluj, was the most prominent member of what was called the Jewish Aid and Rescue Committee.  It must be emphasized that he did not belong to any official body designated or appointed by the Germans.  As it happened, there were Nazis in Budapest in 1944 who, for reasons of their own, were willing to engage in negotiations to barter some Jews — a minimal amount to be sure — for cash, trucks, and/or other critically needed consumer goods.

To make a long and extremely complex story short, Kasztner bargained for the lives of more than 1,600 Jews at a cost of $1,000 a head.  On June 30, 1944, they left Budapest on a train supposedly bound for freedom.  […]

At trial in Jerusalem District Court, Kasztner was denounced for failing to warn the doomed Jews of Hungary of what he knew to be their fate, thereby not giving them the opportunity to try to save themselves.  Moreover, the charge that he was an accomplice of the Germans was intensified by the revelation that he had given testimony after the war on behalf of some of the SS men such as the aforementioned Becher with whom he had, depending on one’s perspective, either worked or collaborated. Following a lengthy, highly sensational trial, Judge Benyamin Halevy found for the defendant in the civil defamation case, concluding famously that Kasztner had “sold his soul to the devil.”

Kasztner, who had been responsible for saving literally thousands of Jews, now became a virtual pariah in Israeli society.  By the time the Israel Supreme Court reversed Halevy’s verdict in January of 1958, Kasztner had been assassinated in front of his home.

The way I heard it is that Heinrich Himmler was negotiating with the British to take over the Bergen-Belsen camp for weeks before the British soldiers arrived to “liberate” the camp.  That was the story that was being told at the Belsen Memorial Site when I visited it several years ago.  Josef Kramer stayed in the camp and met the liberators at the entrance into the camp, offering to help with the typhus epidemic that was killing thousands of prisoners in the camp.  He would not have stayed in the camp if he had been making plans to kill the remaining inmates.


  1. Why is it “Jews” lie about 6,000,000 but say nothing about the millions the “Jewish” Bolsheviks killed in Russia? Hollywood has warped history, tons of movies about the Holohoax, but almost none about the real murders in Russia by the Bolsheviks and Stalin….

    Comment by Dennis Gannon — March 13, 2018 @ 7:50 am

  2. apoogise! I was merely looking to add to my own information concerning Becher! I detest Holocaust denial with a passion. It distorts the work I have done, x3 Books later, and the work I wish to do. Inform those who are interested that 6,000,000 Murdered Jews of Europe in The Holocaust is not acceptable by anyone’s standards!

    Patrick Dempsey

    Testimony and Fading Memory in the Holocaust. [2002]

    der Einsatzgruppe and the Destruction of European Jewry. [2003]

    Babi-Yar -A Jewish Catastrophe. [2005]
    ISBN:- 1-904115-03-9

    Comment by Patrick Dempsey — February 26, 2015 @ 6:52 am

    • We are honored to have a famous author in our midst. I googled your books on Amazon and found this review of your book entitled Testimony and Fading Memory in the Holocaust.

      Begin quote:
      The biggest lie ever told
      By William on August 13, 2014
      Format: Hardcover
      Zionist propaganda at it’s best. The author keeps trying to push the 6,000,000 number which is a complete lie. Google the 6 million myth throughout history and you will see. Jews were talking about the 6 million number in newspapers as early as 1905.There are 15 different articles between 1905 and 1941 saying that 6 million jews are being persecuted in different countries. If you want truth instead of zionist programing look at The Holocaust Hoax Exposed by Victor Thorn. Or The Hoax of the 20th Century by A.R. Butz. Both are available at amazon.
      End quote

      You wrote about some very controversial subjects. Sadly, the readers of my blog are mostly non-believers in the Holohoax Holocaust.

      Comment by furtherglory — February 26, 2015 @ 7:34 am

    • I looked up your book entitled Babi-Yar – A Jewish Catastrophe on Amazon and found that there are only two reviews, both of which are negative.

      I have never taken the time to study Babi-Yar. I write about places that I have visited. All I know about Babi-Yar is that the story of the massacre is very controversial. There are numerous deniers of the Babi-Yar massacre. You can read about Babi-Yar on this True Believer blog post, written by Sergey Romanov:

      Comment by furtherglory — February 26, 2015 @ 8:05 am

  3. Kasztner, like Adolf Eichmann, was silenced to prevent him from exposing the Zionist Soviet Communist narrative of the Hollow Hoax, promoted by four countries: Soviet Communist Britain, Soviet Communist Russia, Soviet Communist America (The United Soviet of America) and from 1948 Zionist Marxist Communist Israel (occupied Palestine).
    The Hollow Hoax narrative is as infantile and pre-rational as the mentalities who have promoted it.
    Talmudic Zionism/Marxist Communism is the quintessential expression and embodiment of the pre-rational personified, reflected in such mentalities as Winstein Jacobson fake (WC), also referred as the “toilet.”
    Franklin (Franklinstein) Delano Rosso-campo Rosenfelt and Josef Stalin together with their global Zionist controllers: International Finance. This is why the Zionist Self Chosenites have a total genocidal hatred of Western Civilization and Civilization in general. The pre-rational mentality is the polar opposite and absolute antithesis of Spiritual Civilization, as opposed to the “material culture” of jewsury that masquerades as “Civilization,” which is nothing more than the “Civilization” of the pre-rational brutish savage, the byproduct two thousand years of Judaic Zionist mass indoctrination.
    The Hollow Hoax will remain just that, a Hollow Hoax, or perhaps to be more precise: “Holocaustianity,” which in reality, is the “New Zionism” in the West and the official “religion” of all fake jews who profess to be Talmudites.
    The Hollow Hoax is designed precisely to maintain a childish/infantile pre-rational mental condition among the vast majority of the Goyim cattle around the world whose sole purpose for existence is to serve and bow before their (fake) jewish overlords as God’s Zionist Self Chosenites. (Jomi)

    Comment by John-Joseph: Saintclair — May 30, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    • Ever noticed how quickly the denier comes outta the wood work? For me it is a sad fact that Kasztner was killed for doing what all civilise human beings should have done? EVERYTHING to save any Jews from extinction. If but x1 of those Jews, of the 6,000,000 who were Murdered to present the World with The Holocaust term was saved by any effort, what so ever, we should be congratulating that person! Kasztner save more than 1,000 Jews from entering that Catastrophe.

      Comment by Patrick Dempsey — February 26, 2015 @ 6:44 am

  4. Katzner and Eichmann had to be dispatched to cover up evidence of fact that the Zionists (Irgun and Mossad) and the Nazis had been in kahoots and to keep the lucrative gas chamber narrative alive. This film is interesting, but it didn’t really help me understand the position Katzner was put in after the war by the political forces within the new state of Israel who were competing for control of the country. Jews aren’t honest about WWII and I’m not the sharpest pencil in the box so even though I sat through Killing Katzner with an awareness of the Jewish exceptionalism in this story I left the theater more confused about his case than when I went in. Katzner’s assassin is interviewed and he’s as cold blooded a killer as any Hollywood version I’ve ever seen. Czech prevaricator Rudolf Vrba’s feud with Katzner isn’t covered, but he certainly played a part in helping tarnish his reputation as a Holocaust hero and setting him up for the ignoble end he came to.

    Comment by who dares wings — May 30, 2013 @ 10:03 am

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