While Hannah Szenes’ resistance mission to rescue Hungarian Jews failed, Rudolf Kastner saved thousands by negotiating with the Nazis. Their stories remain intertwined, and so do their reputations.
In chronicling a blood libel from a century ago, Red Heifer, a new opera by the Hungarian-Jewish conductor Ivan Fischer, underscores the resurgence of anti-Semitism. . .
The Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from Nazi Hungary died in Soviet custody in 1947. New revelations from Hungary’s archives may explain why he was there.
European capitals, from Paris to Budapest, are enjoying a Jewish cultural renaissance. At the same time, the threats to Jewish life across Europe are growing apace.