Killing Kasztner

TitleKilling Kasztner
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRoss, Gaylen
Running Time129 minutes
DistributorGR Films
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

This documentary rehabilitates the historical legacy of Rezso Kasztner, a Hungarian Jew who saved over 1500 Jews during World War II but who was later declared a Nazi collaborator. Interviews with Krasztner's family member and those he saved stand against the perspectives who see him as a traitor. Interviews with his assassin Ze'ev Eckstein cast more doubt over Krasztner's murder in 1957.


Produced by Andy Cohen, Anne Feinsilber, Gaylen Ross, Gus Samios, and Noam Shalev Directed by Gaylen Ross

Written by Andy Cohen and Gaylen Ross

Cinematography by Meni Elias, Boaz Eshtai, Roni Calderon, Yoav Kosh, and Robert Richman

Edited by Andrew Ford, Gaylen Ross, and Laure Sullivan

Music by Blake Leyh



Alternate TitleThe Persecution and Assassination of Dr. Israel Kasztner
Original PublicationKilling Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With the Nazis
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