The report of the Budapest Jewish Rescue Committee 1942–1945
Call NumberRBSC 943.905 V11r 1995
Sub-CollectionRare Books & Special Collections
Statement of ResponsibilityVaadat Ezra Vö-Hazalah Bö-Budapest ; presented by Dr. Resző Kasztner ; translation from German by Hilda Wolin ; revisions by Jessica Schoeffler.
SummaryThis is an English translation (with revisions) of a report written by Dr. Rezső Kasztner in 1946. The report gives an eye witness account to occupation of Hungary and the treatment of Jews by Nazi Germany. It details Kasztner's experience with the German invasion and occupation of Hungary, as well as the efforts made by Kasztner and the committee to move Jews into labor camps rather than concentration camps.
Physical Description 1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
LanguageEnglish, Translation from German to English by Hilda Wolin ; revisions by Jessica Schoeffler.
PublisherOld Bridge, NJ : Jessica Schoeffler
Notes"A stencil copy (typescript) in German was published by Dr. Reszo Kasztner in Geneva in 1946, entitled: "Der Bericht des judischen Rettungskommitees aus Budapest, 1942–1945," (191 pp. plus documents). It was also published in Basel in 1946 by the Vaadah Ezra Vehazalah Budapest. This became exhibit T 1113 in the Eichmann trial, and was issued in expanded form in 1961 as: E. Landau, ed. "Der Kasztner Bericht über Eichmann's Menschenhandel in Ungarn" (Munich: Kindler, 1961, 367 pp.)... As far as is known, there has been no previous translation of the Report from German to English, although Kastner's interrogations and depositions about Kurt Becher for the Nuremberg Tribunal are available in the National Archives in English as well as German." —Introduction to the English Translation of "The Kasztner Report"
RecognitionGifted in 2020 by Shirley Cohn