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The Resource I escaped from Auschwitz : the bthe 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

I escaped from Auschwitz : the bthe 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

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I escaped from Auschwitz : the bthe shocking true story of the World War II hero who escaped the Nazis and helped save over 200,000 Jews
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I escaped from Auschwitz
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the bthe shocking true story of the World War II hero who escaped the Nazis and helped save over 200,000 Jews
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Rudolf Vrba and Alan Bestic ; foreword by Sir Martin Gilbert ; edited by Nikola Zimring and Robin Vrba
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eng
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520 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
Biography type
autobiography
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Vrba, Rudolf
Dewey number
940.5318092
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  • illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Bestic, Alan
  • Zimring, Nikola
  • Vrba, Robin
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  • Vrba, Rudolf
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Vrba, Rudolf
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
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adult
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I escaped from Auschwitz : the bthe 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
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Originally published under the title: I cannot forgive
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • rdacontent
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on1156326299
Dimensions
23 cm
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xix, 446 pages
Isbn
9781631584718
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations, maps
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I escaped from Auschwitz : the bthe 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
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published under the title: I cannot forgive
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1156326299
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 446 pages
Isbn
9781631584718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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