Kasztner's Train The True Story of an Unknown Hero of the Holocaust

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2009-03-03
  • Publisher: Walker Books
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The heroic story of the "Hungarian Oskar Schindler," who saved thousands of Jews from certain death only to be accused of collaboration and assassinated in Israel twelve years after World War II ended.

Author Biography

Anna Porter was born in Hungary and personally experienced the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. A celebrated former publisher in Canada, she is the author of five previous books, including The Storyteller. She lives in Toronto.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Jewish Question
Desperately Seeking Palestinep. 9
The Gathering Stormp. 30
A Question of Honor, Law, and Justicep. 46
The Politics of Genocidep. 62
Budapest: The Beginning of the Endp. 74
The Kingdom of the Night
The Occupationp. 83
Obersturmbannfuhrer Adolf Eichmannp. 93
In the Anteroom of Hellp. 106
Bargaining with the Devilp. 119
The Auschwitz Protocolsp. 126
The Reichsfuhrer's Most Obedient Servantp. 130
Mission to Istanbulp. 142
A Million Jews for Salep. 152
A Game of Roulette for Human Livesp. 166
Rolling the Dicep. 174
Blessings from Heavenp. 185
Strasshof: The Jews on Icep. 190
The Memories of Peter Munk and Erwin Schaefferp. 194
The Highway of Death
The Journeyp. 203
The End of the Great Planp. 210
Still Trading in Livesp. 217
The Bridge at Saint Margarethenp. 232
The End of Summerp. 239
The Dying Days of Budapestp. 248
In the Shadow of the Third Reich's Final Daysp. 261
Budapest in the Throes of Liberationp. 279
Nazi Goldp. 288
Death with Honor
In Search of a Lifep. 299
The Jews of the Exilep. 312
The Prince of Darkness Is a Gentlemanp. 319
Letters to Friends in the Mizrachip. 324
The Price of a Man's Soulp. 339
The Consequencesp. 351
The Aftermathp. 356
The Banality of Evilp. 363
Other Livesp. 368
Acknowledgmentsp. 379
Notesp. 383
Bibliographyp. 407
Indexp. 417
Photographsp. 184
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