ISRAEL: Exoneration of Dr. Kastner

ISRAEL Exoneration of Dr. Kastner

For four years the conscience of Israel has been racked by the case of Dr. Israel Kastner.

The case was set by one Malkiel Gruenwald, an aging Hungarian Jew who saw 52 members of his family go to the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Safe in Israel after the war, Gruenwald brooded. Why had none of the 500,000 slaughtered Hungarian Jews had any warning of their fate? With warning, Jews in Poland had had a chance to die fighting, and some had succeeded in escaping. But Hungary's Jews had...

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