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Rezső Rudolf Kasztner collection

Document | Accession Number: 2017.526.2

The Rezső Rudolf Kasztner collection comprises letters, documents, certificates and protocols given to Holocaust researcher Dov Dinur by the Kasztner family that document Kasztner’s activities as a member of the "Vaad Ha-Ezrah veha-Hatzalah be-Budapest " (Aid and Rescue Committee of Budapest). Letters, reports, and an aide mémoire from July-August 1944 pertain to the early stages of negotiations Kasztner conducted with Adolf Eichmann, Kurt Becher, Hermann Krumey, and other senior Nazi leaders on behalf of the committee in an attempt to secure the liberation of hundreds of Hungarian Jews. Includes an early draft report by Dr. Kasztner around 1946 about the activities of the Vaad Ha-Ezra veha-Hatzalah. Correspondents include Kurt Becher, Joel Brand, Yitzhak Gruenbaum, Herbert Katzky, Saly Mayer, and Nathan Schwalb. The collection also includes a report about the JDC by Yehuda Bauer.

Date
approximately 1944-2015  (inclusive)
1944-1979  (bulk)
Extent
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection. The acquisition of this collection was made possible by the Philip and Janet Levin Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-09-14 13:53:25
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