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Escape from hell : the true story of the Auschwitz protocol

Escape from hell : the true story of the Auschwitz protocol

Author: Alfréd Wetzler; Péter Várnai
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The author escaped from Auschwitz in the spring of 1944. The report he subsequently wrote informed the world for the first time about the truth of this Nazi camp mass murder. 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." "In this book he gives an eyewitness account of Nazi genocide and of the gruesome and inhumane conditions within the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Jewish
Récits personnels juifs
Named Person: Alfréd Wetzler; Alfréd Wetzler; Alfred Wetzler; Alfréd Wetzler
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfréd Wetzler; Péter Várnai
ISBN: 9781845451837 184545183X
OCLC Number: 70149254
Description: xii, 276 pages : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 Reichsführer 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.
Responsibility: Alfred Wetzler ; edited by Péter Várnai ; translated from the Slovak by Ewald Osers.
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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. This work offers an account of Nazi  Read more...


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"...a compelling read; a real thriller. It provides very vivid descriptions of daily life in the camp and recounts in details the miraculous escape and the escapees' subsequent struggle to convince Read more...

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