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Kasztner Affair
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A political affair in Israel in the early 1950s, which was ignited by a spectacular rescue mission in Hungary during the Holocaust. Shortly before the end of the Second World War approximately 1,670 Jewish men, women, and children were brought to Switzerland out of Hungary via the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. Their liberation had been arranged by the Hungarian-Jewish lawyer, journalist, and Zionist act…

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Löb, Ladislaus, “Kasztner Affair”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0399>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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