Perdition is a highly controversial play, loosely based on actual circumstances involving Dr. Rudolph Kastner, who negotiatied with Adolph Eichmann, to exchange goods to save 1,685 Jews in Hungary from deportation to the Auschwitz death camp. Kastner was found guilty by an Israeli court of conspiring with the Nazis, a ruling overturned by the Israeli Supreme Court, but not before Kastner was assassinated. Allen’s play, which had its Royal Court Theatre production in London cancelled, suggests that Zionists conspired with the Nazis.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 6M/3F


Original or Prominent Production: Royal Court Theatre, London, 1987
Original Source Material: Based on evidence produced at a libel action that took place in Israel in 1953 involving Dr Rudolf Kastner concerning Auschwitz.
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Original Language: English

Ithaca Press, London, 1987

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