Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Rudolf Vrba, White Buses, Chiune Sugihara, Shanghai Ghetto, Hideki T?j?, Auschwitz bombing debate,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Rudolf Vrba, White Buses, Chiune Sugihara, Shanghai Ghetto, Hideki T?j?, Auschwitz bombing debate, vian Conference, Kindertransport, White Paper of 1939, Winton Train, MS St.
Louis, Szmul Zygielbojm, International response to the Holocaust, SS Struma, Germany Must Perish , Seishir? Itagaki, One Thousand Children, The Abandonment of the Jews, Haavara Agreement, Voyage of the Damned, Slattery Report, Kiichiro Higuchi, Germany is Our Problem, Whittingehame Farm School, Bermuda Conference, Kimberley Plan, Wagner-Rogers Bill. Excerpt: Rudolf Rudi Vrba, born Walter Rosenberg (September 11, 1924 - March 27, 2006) was a Slovak-Canadian professor of pharmacology at the University of British Columbia, who came to public attention during the Second World War when, in April 1944, he escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland with the first information about the camp that the Allies regarded as credible.
The 32 pages of information Vrba and his fellow escapee, Alfr d Wetzler, dictated to horrified Jewish officials in ilina, Slovakia-in which they offered extensive detail about the mass murder taking place inside Auschwitz, including a description of the layout of the camp and the use of gas chambers-became known as the Vrba-Wetzler report. Three weeks before Vrba escaped, German forces had invaded Hungary-an ally of Nazi Germany-and SS officer Adolf Eichmann had arrived in Budapest to oversee the deportation to Auschwitz of the countrys Jewish population.
Mass transports began on May 15, 1944, at a rate of 12,000 people a day- they were led to believe they were being resettled, but most were sent straight to the gas chambers. Details from the Vrba-Wetzler report alerting the world to what was happening inside the camp were broadcast in Czech and Slovak on June 15, 1944 by the BBC World Service a...