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I Escaped from Auschwitz

By: Rudolf Vrba, Alan Bestic, Sir Martin Gilbert - foreword, Robin Vrba - editor, Nikola Zimring - editor
Narrated by: Steven Jay Cohen
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Summary

The Stunning and Emotional Autobiography of an Auschwitz Survivor

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 100 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 recognized as nasty rumors.

©1964, 2020 Rudolf Vrba Archives, LLC (P)2020 Tantor

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The later sins of Jewish Rabbis in HUNGARY at WWll

At the end of WEll it is sad to read at. The end of this book is sad to read. It is sad to read at the end of this book that their inaction resulted it result of their inaction and resulted in a country worth of went to death camps. Worse.still one was welcomed by the USA after WEll by the USA.

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excellent listen

An excellent listen from an unusual point of view of someone who escaped Auschwitz

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Eye opening account about the Nazi final solution

This is an exceptional account by a brave soul who survived auschwitz mostly because of chance and luck yet put his life on line to ensure that world knew the truth about Nazi final solution. In some aspects the book is controversial about some factions of Jews who saved themselves and let hundreds of thousands poor Hungarian jews swallowed up by the Auschwitz ovens.

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Interesting Account of a tragic occasion

An excellent book, detailed information about the strive for freedom of a brave man. Had a little trouble with names.

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Amazing Audiobook

I absolutely loved this audiobook though it is a sad story of the author being in the concentration camps. It's amazing how lucky he was during his time in them and how he managed to stay alive. I'd highly recommend listening to the sample twice before buying this audiobook as the narrator is a bit hit and miss...took me a while to get into the narration plus I had to speed it up to 1.6x speed as I was reading the book while listening to this. Overall I'd recommend this for anyone interested in the history of the holocaust and how people died, survived in the worst atrocity known.

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Error prevents listening do not buy

Please fix error so I can listen or I will return for a full refund. First Audible that I have experienced this on.

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