I Escaped from Auschwitz

I Escaped from Auschwitz
Author: Rudolf Vrba
Publsiher: Racehorse
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 9781631584718
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Escaped from Auschwitz Book Excerpt:

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 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 recognized as nasty rumors. I Escaped from Auschwitz is a close-up look at the horror faced by the Jewish people in Auschwitz and across Europe during World War II. This newly edited translation of Vrba’s memoir will leave readers reeling at the terrors faced by those during the Holocaust. Despite the profound emotions brought about by this narrative, readers will also find an astounding story of heroism and courage in the face of seemingly hopeless circumstances.

I Escaped from Auschwitz

I Escaped from Auschwitz
Author: Rudolf Vrba
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 1631584723
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Escaped from Auschwitz Book Excerpt:

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 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 recognized as nasty rumors. I Escaped from Auschwitz is a close-up look at the horror faced by the Jewish people in Auschwitz and across Europe during World War II. This newly edited translation of Vrba’s memoir will leave readers reeling at the terrors faced by those during the Holocaust. Despite the profound emotions brought about by this narrative, readers will also find an astounding story of heroism and courage in the face of seemingly hopeless circumstances.

Summary of Rudolf Vrba s I Escaped from Auschwitz

Summary of Rudolf Vrba s I Escaped from Auschwitz
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 37
Release: 2022-05-25T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Rudolf Vrba s I Escaped from Auschwitz Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 When I began learning English, my mother was worried about my mental stability. When I added Russian to my curriculum, she took me to the doctor. Luckily, he was a student of Russian himself and was able to assure her that my ambitions were not medically abnormal. #2 I, too, accepted the laws curtailing my rights quietly. I was 15 when I was struck off the roll of the local high school, and I was forbidden to study on my own. I became a laborer, and I found there were two salary scales - a low one for Jews and a higher one for all others. #3 I had to take a taxi ride to freedom. I was picked up in Sered, half an hour away, and taken to Trnava, where I paid my mother two hundred crowns for the taxi ride. I then took the train to Sered, where I met my school friend who helped me get to Galanta in Hungary. #4 I crossed into Hungary at Galanta, and after a long and cold walk, I arrived at my friend’s house at five in the morning. The maid stared at me as if I had a bomb in my pocket. I had to have a bath, and my clothes were freshly sponged and pressed when I came out.

Escape from Auschwitz

Escape from Auschwitz
Author: Erich Kulka
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape from Auschwitz Book Excerpt:

Describes how Siegfried Lederer escaped from the concentration camp in Auschwitz with the aid of an SS guard

The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz

The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz
Author: Ellie Midwood
Publsiher: Faithwords
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781538709009
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz Book Excerpt:

Millions of people walked through Auschwitz's gates, but she was the first woman who escaped. This powerful novel tells the inspiring true story of Mala Zimetbaum, whose heroism will never be forgotten, and whose fate altered the course of history... Nobody leaves Auschwitz alive. Mala, inmate 19880, understood that the moment she stepped off the cattle train into the depths of hell. As an interpreter for the SS, she uses her position to save as many lives as she can, smuggling scraps of bread to those desperate with hunger. Edward, inmate 531, is a camp veteran and a political prisoner. Though he looks like everyone else, with a shaved head and striped uniform, he's a fighter in the underground Resistance. And he has an escape plan. They are locked up for no other sin than simply existing. But when they meet, the dark shadow of Auschwitz is lit by a glimmer of hope. Edward makes Mala believe in the impossible. That despite being surrounded by electric wire, machine guns topping endless watchtowers and searchlights roaming the ground, they will leave this death camp. A promise is made--they will escape together or they will die together. What follows is one of the greatest love stories in history...

Escape From Hell

Escape From Hell
Author: Alfréd Wetzler
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-03-11
ISBN: 1789207924
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape From Hell Book Excerpt:

"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.

Escape from Auschwitz

Escape from Auschwitz
Author: Andrey Pogozhev
Publsiher: Casemate Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-09-20
ISBN: 1783460105
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape from Auschwitz Book Excerpt:

This memoir of a Soviet POW’s escape from a Nazi concentration camp is a remarkable account of cruelty and courage during WWII. On November 6, 1942, seventy Soviet prisoners of war staged an extraordinary mass escape from Auschwitz. Among the escapees was prisoner number 1418, Andrey Pogozhev. One of the few who managed to evade the pursuing Nazi guards, Pogozhev lived to tell his story in this singular chronicle of wartime survival. Pogozhev was caught by the Germans in 1941 and immediately sent to Auschwitz. He and his Red Army comrades were then put to work on the Birkenau construction site. Sick, starving, and forced to work in sub-zero weather, more than three hundred Russian prisoners died in a single day. Pogohzev vividly recounts what life was like inside Auschwitz, how a group of prisoners managed to organize and execute one of the few successful escapes from Auschwitz, and his punishing journey as a fugitive fleeing through the Carpathian Mountains into the Ukraine.

The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz

The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz
Author: Ellie Midwood
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2021-03-09
ISBN: 9781800194984
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz Book Excerpt:

"We must die standing up for something." "And what are we standing up for?" "The most important thing there is. Freedom." Millions of people walked through Auschwitz's gates, but she was the first woman who escaped. This powerful novel tells the inspiring true story of Mala Zimetbaum, whose heroism will never be forgotten, and whose fate altered the course of history... Nobody leaves Auschwitz alive. Mala, inmate 19880, understood that the moment she stepped off the cattle train into the depths of hell. As an interpreter for the SS, she uses her position to save as many lives as she can, smuggling scraps of bread to those desperate with hunger. Edward, inmate 531, is a camp veteran and a political prisoner. Though he looks like everyone else, with a shaved head and striped uniform, he's a fighter in the underground Resistance. And he has an escape plan. They are locked up for no other sin than simply existing. But when they meet, the dark shadow of Auschwitz is lit by a glimmer of hope. Edward makes Mala believe in the impossible. That despite being surrounded by electric wire, machine guns topping endless watchtowers and searchlights roaming the ground, they will leave this death camp. A promise is made--they will escape together or they will die together. What follows is one of the greatest love stories in history... Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Choice, and The Orphan Train will love this breathtakingly beautiful tale, of courage in the face of tragedy and bravery in the face of fear. Based on a true story, The Girl Who Escaped Auschwitz shows that, in darkness, love can be your light... Readers totally love Ellie Midwood: "Oh, my heart!... Beautiful, chilling, terrifying, and hopeful... Midwood is a wonder with words--I am so in love with her writing... I cried quite a few times while reading this, so have tissues at the ready! And her descriptions of life in the ghetto and the daily struggle to survive were real and visceral... I loved every second I spent with this book and cannot wait for more from Ellie Midwood!' Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Escaping Auschwitz

Escaping Auschwitz
Author: Ruth Linn
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780801441301
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escaping Auschwitz Book Excerpt:

In 1944 a Slovakian Jew named Rudolf Vrba escaped from Auschwitz and wrote a document about the death camp activities. His words never reached the half million Hungarian Jews who were herded there. The story of that suppression is told here.

The Auschwitz Escape

The Auschwitz Escape
Author: Joel C. Rosenberg
Publsiher: Tyndale House Pub
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1414336241
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Auschwitz Escape Book Excerpt:

Luc, a French pastor sent to Auschwitz for helping Jews, enlists the help of Jacob, a Jewish man sent to the camp after he tried to hijack a train bound for Auschwitz, to plan an escape from the death camp.

Escape to Auschwitz

Escape to Auschwitz
Author: Sonia Ann Waterfall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781782996811
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape to Auschwitz Book Excerpt:

It was 2004, and a cache of letters was found when our parents house was cleared in preparation for sale. Ilse, our mother, had kept them safe for 50 years, never mentioning them nor telling their story. Hulda, her mother Gisela and daughter Ilse, all born into a Viennese Jewish family, were caught up in the tragedy of Hitler's Europe. The three women, bound together by a love that flows through the letters, were physically torn apart by the racist politics of the 1930s and 40s. Ending up in three different countries, they tried to keep hope alive through their letters to each other. What became of them? Did they survive? Or did they become just another statistic of the Holocaust? This is their story, told mainly through Hulda's letters.

The Auschwitz Protocols

The Auschwitz Protocols
Author: Fred R. Bleakley
Publsiher: Wicked Son
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 1637582633
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Auschwitz Protocols Book Excerpt:

The clock was ticking on the Nazi plan to annihilate the last group of the Hungarian Jewry. But after nearly suffocating in an underground bunker, Auschwitz prisoners Ceslav Mordowicz and Arnost Rosin escaped and told Jewish leaders what they had seen. Their testimony in early June, 1944, corroborated earlier hard-to-believe reports of mass killing in Auschwitz by lethal gas and provided eyewitness accounts of record daily arrivals of Hungarian Jews meeting the same fate. It was the spark needed to stir a call for action to pressure Hungary’s premier to defy Hitler—just hours before more than 200,000 Budapest Jews were to be deported.

The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist
Author: Jonathan Freedland
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-06-09
ISBN: 152936907X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Escape Artist Book Excerpt:

THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'Excellent . . . thrilling . . . Freedland's book is rich in the kind of details that haunt you long after you have turned the last page' Sunday Times 'A brilliant and heart-wrenching book, with universal and timely lessons about the power of information - and misinformation' Yuval Noah Harari 'A magnificent book. I could scarcely breathe at some points. What a tribute to its extraordinary hero, and it's such an important and necessary story to read . . . I can't praise it too highly. What an achievement' Philip Pullman 'An utterly gripping narrative, incorporating a restrained though harrowing picture of life in Auschwitz and a kind of heroic adventure story' Guardian 'Meticulously researched . . . shocking but thrilling, and ultimately overwhelmingly inspiring' Daily Mail 'An immediate classic of Holocaust literature . . . I literally could not put it down' Antony Beevor 'Awe inspiring, exciting and poignant, this is a thrilling read . . . a book that I couldn't put down' Simon Sebag Montefiore 'Immersive, shattering, and, ultimately redemptive book . . . an immediate modern classic' Simon Schama 'Original, meticulous and utterly compelling - and ultimately a deeply tragic tale' Philippe Sands 'A must-read stand out piece of history . . . This is Freedland at his finest' Emily Maitlis 'An indispensable, unflinching, bone-hard book' Howard Jacobson Anne Frank. Primo Levi. Oskar Schindler . . . Rudolf Vrba. In April 1944 nineteen-year-old Rudolf Vrba and fellow inmate Fred Wetzler became the first Jews ever to break out of Auschwitz. Under electrified fences and past armed watchtowers, evading thousands of SS men and slavering dogs, they trekked across marshlands, mountains and rivers to freedom. Vrba's mission: to reveal to the world the truth of the Holocaust. In the death factory of Auschwitz, Vrba had become an eyewitness to almost every chilling stage of the Nazis' process of industrialised murder. The more he saw, the more determined he became to warn the Jews of Europe what fate awaited them. A brilliant student of science and mathematics, he committed each detail to memory, risking everything to collect the first data of the Final Solution. After his escape, that information would form a priceless thirty-two-page report that would reach Roosevelt, Churchill and the pope and eventually save over 200,000 lives. But the escape from Auschwitz was not his last. After the war, he kept running - from his past, from his home country, from his adopted country, even from his own name. Few knew of the truly extraordinary deed he had done. Now, at last, Rudolf Vrba's heroism can be known - and he can take his place alongside those whose stories define history's darkest chapter.

Little Bird of Auschwitz

Little Bird of Auschwitz
Author: Jacques Peretti
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-01-20
ISBN: 147364643X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Bird of Auschwitz Book Excerpt:

'That nickname . . .' '"Little bird." It wasn't mine. I found out later he gave it to every little girl that came in to be injected. "Little Bird" didn't mean anything. It was a trick. There were thousands of "little birds", just like me, all thinking they were the only one.' As a reporter, Jacques Peretti has spent his life investigating important stories. But there was one story, heard in scattered fragments throughout his childhood, that he never thought to investigate. The story of how his mother survived Auschwitz. In the few last months of the Second World War, thirteen-year-old Alina Peretti, along with her mother and sister, was one of thirteen thousand non-Jewish Poles sent to Auschwitz. Her experiences there cast a shadow over the rest of her life. Now ninety, Alina has been diagnosed with dementia. Together, mother and son begin a race against time to record her memories and preserve her family's story. Along the way, Jacques learns long-hidden secrets about his mother's family. He gains an understanding of his mother through retracing her past, learning more about the woman who would never let him call her 'Mum'.

The Envoy

The Envoy
Author: Alex Kershaw
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-10-26
ISBN: 0306819406
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Envoy Book Excerpt:

December 1944. Soviet and German troops fight from house to house in the shattered, corpse-strewn suburbs of Budapest. Crazed Hungarian fascists join with die-hard Nazis to slaughter Jews day and night, turning the Danube blood-red. In less than six months, thirty-eight-year-old SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann has sent over half a million Hungarians to the gas chambers in Auschwitz. Now all that prevents him from liquidating Europe's last Jewish ghetto is an unarmed Swedish diplomatic envoy named Raoul Wallenberg. The Envoy is the stirring tale of how one man made the greatest difference in the face of untold evil. The legendary Oscar Schindler saved hundreds, but Raoul Wallenberg did what no other individual or nation managed to do: He saved more than 100,000 Jewish men, women, and children from extermination. Written with Alex Kershaw's customary narrative verve, The Envoy is a fast-paced, nonfiction thriller that brings to life one of the darkest and yet most inspiring chapters of twentieth century history. It is an epic for the ages.

Escape from Auschwitz

Escape from Auschwitz
Author: Nawaf Almadi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2017-11-19
ISBN: 9781387380749
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape from Auschwitz Book Excerpt:

Adalard was living in peace and freedom until the nazis took over. Will he die in the concentration camp or will he escape?

Holocaust Fighters

Holocaust Fighters
Author: Jeffrey Sussman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2021-10-13
ISBN: 1538139839
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust Fighters Book Excerpt:

This book shares the remarkable stories of boxers who had to fight for their lives while incarcerated in Nazi concentration camps. Alongside their stories are accounts of prisoners who resisted their captors and escaped the camps and those who sought revenge against the Nazis, creating a well-rounded portrait of those who fought against Nazi rule.

All the Horrors of War

All the Horrors of War
Author: Bernice Lerner
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 1421437708
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Horrors of War Book Excerpt:

The first book to pair the story of a Holocaust victim with that of a liberator, All the Horrors of War compels readers to consider the full, complex humanity of both.

Kasztners Crime

Kasztners Crime
Author: Paul Bogdanor
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN: 1412863635
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kasztners Crime Book Excerpt:

This book reexamines one of the most intense controversies of the Holocaust: the role of Rezs Kasztner in facilitating the murder of most of Nazi-occupied Hungary’s Jews in 1944. Because he was acting head of the Jewish rescue operation in Hungary, some have hailed him as a savior. Others have charged that he collaborated with the Nazis in the deportations to Auschwitz. What is indisputable is that Adolf Eichmann agreed to spare a special group of 1,684 Jews, who included some of Kasztner’s relatives and friends, while nearly 500,000 Hungarian Jews were sent to their deaths. Why were so many lives lost? After World War II, many Holocaust survivors condemned Kasztner for complicity in the deportation of Hungarian Jews. It was alleged that, as a condition of saving a small number of Jewish leaders and select others, he deceived ordinary Jews into boarding the trains to Auschwitz. The ultimate question is whether Kastztner was a Nazi collaborator, as branded by Ben Hecht in his 1961 book Perfidy, or a hero, as Anna Porter argued in her 2009 book Kasztner’s Train. Opinion remains divided. Paul Bogdanor makes an original, compelling case that Kasztner helped the Nazis keep order in Hungary’s ghettos before the Jews were sent to Auschwitz, and sent Nazi disinformation to his Jewish contacts in the free world. Drawing on unpublished documents, and making extensive use of the transcripts of the Kasztner and Eichmann trials in Israel, Kasztner’s Crime is a chilling account of one man’s descent into evil during the genocide of his own people.

The Auschwitz Escape

The Auschwitz Escape
Author: Joel C. Rosenberg
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 1414390726
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Auschwitz Escape Book Excerpt:

Another NYT Bestseller! Over 200,000 sold. Over 2,000 5-star reviews. Finalist for the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards. A WWII historical novel inspired by true events. In a time of darkness, when all seems lost . . . a ray of hope remains. What readers say . . . “This novel was the start of my ‘Joel C. Rosenberg Journey’ of novels.” —Dragonmac52 “If you only read one book, make it this one! Brilliant, well-written, compelling . . .” —Aquamarine “Very highly recommended! If you’re on the fence about this book, get off the fence and read it! A must read!” —N. Perri “This is a great read. Heartbreaking because it can’t be anything else.” —Bon Tom “ “. . . feels like a first-hand narrative.” —Elizabeth G. “Fiction based on fact. A deeply moving account. . . .” —Evelyn Evil, unchecked, is the prelude to genocide. As the Nazi war machine rolls across Europe, young Jacob Weisz is forced to flee his beloved Germany and join an underground resistance group in Belgium. But when a rescue operation goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself trapped in a crowded cattle car headed to southern Poland. Sentenced to hard labor in the Auschwitz labor camp, Jacob forms an unlikely alliance with Jean-Luc Leclerc, a former assistant pastor who was imprisoned for helping Jews. They’ve been chosen for one of the most daring and dangerous feats imaginable—escape from Auschwitz. With no regard for their own safety, they must make it to the West and alert the Allies to the awful truth of what is happening in Poland before Fascism overtakes all of Europe. The fate of millions hangs in the balance.