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I escaped from Auschwitz : the shocking true story of the World War II hero who escaped the Nazis and helped save over 200,000 Jews

Vrba, Rudolf2020
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April 7, 1944 -- This date marks the successful escape of two Slovak prisoners from one of the most heavily-guarded and notorious concentration camps of Nazi Germany. The escapees, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, fled over one hundred miles to be the first to give the graphic and detailed descriptions of the atrocities of Auschwitz. Originally published in the early 1960s, I Escaped from Auschwitz is the striking autobiography of none other than Rudolf Vrba himself. Vrba details his life leading up to, during, and after his escape from his 21-month internment in Auschwitz. Vrba and Wetzler manage to evade Nazi authorities looking for them and make contact with the Jewish council in Zilina, Slovakia, informing them about the truth of the 'unknown destination' of Jewish deportees all across Europe. This first-hand report alerted Western authorities, such as Pope Pius XII, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, to the reality of Nazi annihilation camps -- information that until then had only been recognised as nasty rumours.
Main title:
I escaped from Auschwitz : the shocking true story of the World War II hero who escaped the Nazis and helped save over 200,000 Jews / Rudolf Vrba and Alan Bestic ; foreword by Sir Martin Gilbert ; edited by Nikola Zimring and Robin Vrba.
Imprint:
New York, NY : Racehorse Publishing, 2020.
Collation:
xix, 446 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Notes:
Originally published under the title: I cannot forgive.Previously published in 2002 by Barricade Books, Inc.Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9781631584718
Dewey class:
940.5318092940.5318
Language:
English
BRN:
369379
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography940.5318 VRBOnloan - Due: 28 Jun 2024
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