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Kasztner’s Train

Beating Adolf Eichmann by Robert Murray Kasztner’s Train: The True Story of an Unknown Hero of the Holocaust, by Anna Porter; Scribe, 2008, $29.95. This book is largely the story of the Hungarian Holocaust in 1944–45, the last, insane year and a bit of Hitler’s European war. The main Nazi attack on the Jews came late to Hungary, which until then had remained precariously independent, in reluctant alliance with Germany while neighbouring countries were under Nazi occupation. When the war ended, about half the Jewish population of Hungary were still alive, thanks partly to the attack on them coming late…

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