Deal or No Deal

A train is hurtling out of control down a track where five people are tied. Fortunately, you can flip a switch that will divert the train to a different track where only one person is tied. Do you flip the switch? Nazi-era Europe was rife with such moral dilemmas. Take the case of Reszo Kasztner, a Hungarian Jew who got cozy with the most sinister of Holocaust criminals, Adolf Eichmann, in order to save 1,700 Jews. But historians eventually revealed he was implicit in the murder of millions of other Jews because he was in the position to warn them that their impending "resettlement" was actually certain death. Demoted from hero to traitor, Kasztner was soon assassinated on the streets of Israel. The documentary Killing Kasztner, showing this Sunday at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, includes the very first interview with his murderer.
Fri., Jan. 29, 7 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 30, 7 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 31, 7 p.m., 2010


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