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Setting the Past Free - Part One

May 4th, 2016

Episode 1244 of 1501 episodes

For some Rudolf Kastner is a hero, for others a traitor. The story began in Nazi occupied Hungary in 1944. At the time Kastner, a lawyer and a journalist, was deputy chairman of the Relief and Rescue Committee. He negotiated with Adolf Eichmann to save Jewish lives but did he pay for them with other Jewish lives?

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