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November 19, 2016

Rudolf Kasztner is back in the news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:00 am
Rudolf Kastzner

Rudolf Kastzner allegedly saved thousands of Jews

The following quote, about Rudolf Kastzner, is from a news article, which you can read in full at http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/holocaust-hero-outed-nazi-collaborator-9264239

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A Jewish man [Rudolf Kastzner] hailed as a Holocaust hero for saving thousands from the gas chambers during World War II was actually a Nazi collaborator, it has been claimed.

Journalist and lawyer Rezső (AKA Rudolf) Kasztner was known for his role as an underground leader – but new research suggests he was a “conscious tool” in the Holocaust.

Paul Bogdanor, an expert on Kasztner, believes the man actually helped the Nazis to murder almost half a million Jewish men, women and children during Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’.

Until now, the Hungarian [Kasztner] was considered a hero for rescuing fellow Jews from the clutches of the Gestapo.

He smuggled them out of Budapest on a secret train bound for the free world following the German invasion.

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Here is the rest of the story:

In June 1944, Adolf Eichmann deported 20,000 Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz and then transferred them to the Strasshof labor camp near Vienna.

This was an attempt to extort money from the Jewish community in Hungary, according to Laurence Rees who wrote in his book “Auschwitz, a New History,” that Eichmann convinced the Jewish leaders that he was going against orders in making an exception for these Jews and then demanded money for food and medical care because he had saved 20,000 Jews from the gas chambers at Auschwitz.

David Cesarani wrote in “The Last Days,” that Jewish leader Rudolf Kastner was able to prod Eichmann into sending these Jews to Austria where three quarters of them survived the war.

The last mass transport of 14,491 Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz arrived on July 9, 1944, according to a book entitled “Die Zahl der Opfer von Auschwitz,” by Franciszek Piper, the director of the Auschwitz Museum. After this mass transport of Jews left Hungary on July 8, 1944, Horthy ordered the deportation of the Hungarian Jews to stop.

By that time, a minimum of 435,000 Hungarian Jews, mostly those living in the villages and small towns, had been transported to Auschwitz, according to evidence given at the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem in 1961, in which transportation lists compiled by Laszlo Ferenczy, the chief of police in Hungary, were introduced.

According to Francizek Piper, the majority of the Hungarian Jews, who were sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau, were gassed immediately.

A booklet, which I purchased from the Auschwitz Museum, stated that 434,351 of the Hungarian Jews were gassed upon arrival. If these figures are correct, only 3,051 Hungarian Jews, out of the 437,402 who were sent to Auschwitz, were registered in the camp.

However, Francizek Piper wrote that 28,000 Hungarian Jews were registered.

End of story. That’s all she wrote, and she rubbed that out.