New Meetup: Killing Kasztner; meal and discussion afterward.

From: Kaaron
Sent on: Thursday, October 15, 2009 11:45 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The New York City Hebrew Language Meetup Group!

What: Killing Kasztner; meal and discussion afterward.

When: October 25,[masked]:00 PM

meetup event fee: $1.00 per person

Cinema Village
22 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003


2009 - USA/Israel - English/Hebrew - 116 minutes - GR Films Inc

KILLING KASZTNER: The Jew Rezso Kasztner who faced down Eichmann, saved thousands and paid with his life. True stories rarely contain a historic mystery, a courtroom drama, a political murder, and a family saga, but all can be found in the contentious story of Rezso Kasztner.

In Nazi occupied Hungary, Kasztner, a Jew, dared to negotiate face to face with the architect of the Final Solution, Adolf Eichmann. While the Nazi killing machine was at its peak, Kasztner secured a rescue train for 1684 Jews from Budapest, and bargained for tens of thousands of more lives. It may have been the largest rescue of its kind during the Holocaust, more than were saved by Oskar Schindler. Yet Kasztner was condemned as a traitor in his adopted country of Israel; accused as a collaborator in a trial and verdict that divided a nation and forever stamped him as the "man who sold his soul to the devil." He was ultimately assassinated by Jewish right wing extremists in Tel Aviv in 1957.

The movie starts at 1:30 but we will meet at 1:00. I HATE BAD SEATS; the minute I am allowed in to the theatre, I'm going in to get a good seat. So, if you don't see me on the ticket holders' line, look inside the theatre. I will stand up as long as is practiable so you can find me.

Link about the movie and to link to a trailer go here:
Tickets can be bought online here:

Afterward we will walk 1.5 blocks to East West Living vegetarian/vegan cafe (no kashrut certification) for a meal and discussion in Hebrew. They usually have very good hot vegan soups as well as wraps, sandwiches, salads and tempting deserts.


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