The Kastner Report
Affidavit of Dr. Rudolf Kastner, former President of the
Hungarian Zionist Organization, 9/13/1945
This report has been transcribed from the original report and sworn statement
made by Dr. Rudolf Kastner in London to the United States Major Judge
Advocate General Warren Farr.
[The photo's have been added to enhance the text]
Dr. Reszco (Rudolf) Kastner, being duly sworn deposes and says:
I was born in 1906 at Kolozsvar (now Cluj, Romania), solicitor and
journalist, residing at Chemin Krieg, 16, Pension Sergey, Geneva, now
temporarily at 109, Clarence Gate Gardens, London.
I was in Budapest until November 28, 1944; as one of the leaders of the
Hungarians Zionist organization. I not only witnessed closely the Jewish
persecution, dealt with officials of the Hungarian puppet government and the
Gestapo but also gained insight in... (more)
Dora - Mittelbau/Nordhausen
Dora – Mittelbau also known Dora-Nordhausen was a concentration camp in the
Harz Mountains, three miles from Nordhausen, Saxony, in Germany.
The Lutherplatz in the town of Nordhausen
The Dora-Mittelbau camp was first mentioned on 27 August 1943 as an external
unit of the Buchenwald concentration camp. On 28 October 1944 it became a
major concentration camp in its own right, with twenty-three branches, most
of them in the vicinity, inside a restricted military area.
Following Hitler's August 22 1943 order for SS-Reichsführer He... (more)
Anschluss & Extermination
The fate of the Austrian Jews
History of Jews in Austria
Ancient Menorah from the time of the Roman Empire
Evidence found in the form of ancient artifacts demonstrates the presence of
a Jewish community in Austria as early as the time of the Roman empire and
corroborates the previous assumption that Jews settled in what later became
Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia in the third century B.C.E.
It is believed that the flow of Jewish immigration in the region increased
after the rebellion against the Roman occupation of Judea. Many Jews w... (more)
"He who saves a single soul , saves the world entire"
The Jewish Inscription on Schindler’s ring given to him by the Jews at
Oskar Schindler was born on 28 April 1908 in Svitavy, a Moravian industrial
town, which was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Many ethnic Germans
lived in Svitavy, and the surrounding area, the Sudetenland.
Oscar’s parents Johann Schindler and Francisca nee Luser were both Germans
from Silesia, who had settled in Svitavy, where he worked in insurance, and
the selling of electrical generators ... (more)
Profiting from the Holocaust
August Frank at the WVHA trial in Nuremberg
SS- Brigadefuhrer August Frank, one of the heads of the Economic and
Administrative Main Office (WVHA) issued an order on the 26 September 1942 to
the Aktion Reinhard headquarters in Lublin and to the commandant in
Auschwitz, regarding the correct procedure for the treatment and distribution
of Jewish possessions and valuables within the extermination camps.
Within the three death camps, Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka the Germans
established working commandos to sort and pack the p... (more)