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Wetzler, Alfred Escape from Hell
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Alfred Wetzler

Escape from Hell

The True Story of the Auschwitz Protocol

€ 45.94

`Alfred Wetzler was a true hero. His escape from Auschwitz, and the report he helped compile, telling for the first time the truth about the camp as a place of mass murder, led directly to saving the lives of 120,000 Jews: the Jews of Budapest who were about to be deported to their deaths. No other single act in the Second World War saved so many Jews from the fate that Hitler and the SS had determined for them. This book tells Wetzler`s story.` · Sir Martin Gilbert `Wetzler is a master at evoking the universe of Auschwitz, and especially, his and Vrba`s harrowing flight to Slovakia. The day-by-day account of the tremendous difficulties the pair faced after the Nazis had called off their search of the camp and its surroundings is both riveting and heart wrenching. [...] Shining vibrantly through the pages of the memoir are the tenacity and valor of two young men, who sought to inform the world about the greatest outrage ever committed by humans against their fellow humans.` · [From Introduction by Dr Robert Rozett] Together with another young Slovak Jew, both of them deported in 1942, the author succeeded in escaping from the notorious death camp in the spring of 1944. There were some very few successful escapes from Auschwitz during the war, but it was these two who smuggled out the damning evidence - a ground plan of the camp, constructional details of the gas chambers and crematoriums and, most convincingly, a label from a canister of Cyclone gas. The present book is cast in the form of a novel to allow factual information not personally collected by the two fugitives, but provided for them by a handful of reliable friends, to be included. Nothing, however, has been invented. It is a shocking account of Nazi genocide and of the inhuman conditions in the camp, but equally shocking is the initial disbelief the fugitive`s revelations met with after their return. Ewald Osers has translated over 150 books and received many translation prizes and honours.

Taal / Language : English

Foreword vii
Introduction ix
Just for Work
Work -- German Style
An Exalted Visit
An Even More Exalted Visit
The Ceremonial
A More or Less Normal Evening
Two Thousand Metres of Track
To Die -- or to Perish?
`In the Name of Reichsfuhrer SS`
Danger: Live Ammunition!
Two against a Regiment
Death Lives on the Other Side
`Did You See It with Your Own Eyes?`
`But What about the Postcards?`
There are Limits to Human Imagination
Appendix I: Photographs and Documents 223(10)
Appendix II: Auschwitz Protocol (Vrba-Wetzler Report) 233
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292 pagina's
Januari 2007
463 gram
235 x 159 x 19 mm
Berghahn Books gb

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