Paul Bogdanor and Anthony Rudolf: Perpetrators and their Victims
Chair: Michael Pinto-Duschinsky
This event took place on Monday 27 February 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.
In Jerzyk, Anthony Rudolf recounts the tragic story of his cousin, the only child suicide recorded in the archives of Yad Vashem. In Kasztner’s Crime, Paul Bogdanor argues that Kasztner, forced into collaboration with Eichmann, sacrificed the lives of many to save a very few. The event’s moderator, Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, owes his own life to Kasztner’s intervention.
'Anthony Rudolf has produced a small jewel of a book. He tells a compelling, tragic story that brings the reader close not only to the realities of the Holocaust but also to its impact on the survivors and their children over many years.' Michael Pinto-Duschinsky from Standpoint.
Paul Bogdanor is an author and researcher based in Britain. His interests include political extremism, genocide, the Holocaust, Zionism, anti-Zionism and antisemitism. His latest book, Kasztner’s Crime, tells the story of how hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were deported to their deaths during the Holocaust while the head of the 'rescue operation' in Budapest collaborated with the Nazis.
Anthony Rudolf is an autobiographer, poet, literary critic, editor and translator. He has also written fiction and art criticism and was the founder of Menard Press. He is Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the English Association.
Michael Pinto-Duschinsky has been a consultant to the Policy Planning Staff of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and a consultant to numerous governmental and international organisations as well as NGOs in some 25 countries, mainly on constitutional reform, democracy promotion, anti-corruption and the funding of political parties and election campaigns.