Friday, October 23, 2009
David Broder of The Washington Post joins Bob to talk politics. Then, in the film “Killing Kasztner,” director Gaylen Ross attempts to learn the truth about Rezso Kasztner who was known during the Holocaust as “the Jewish Schindler” for rescuing 1,700 Hungarian Jews. Eventually, however, Kasntner was assassinated in Israel, accused of collaborating with Adolph Eichmann, a senior SS officer during the war. Kasztner’s granddaughter, Merav Michaeli, joins Ross to discuss the documentary and what they learned about her family secrets. Finally, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with executive director Dan Gediman about the essay from Bobby Doerr. He was the second baseman for the Boston Red Sox from 1937 to 1951, played in nine All-Star Games and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986. Doerr now lives in Oregon on land he bought when he was a teenager. That’s where we reached him by phone to reflect on the essay he recorded decades ago.