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Czechoslovak Emigrants to Canada - Rudolf Vrba, Vladimir Kulich, Peter Astny, Petr Nedv D, Stan Mikita, Alex Baumann, Oskar Morawetz (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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Czechoslovak Emigrants to Canada - Rudolf Vrba, Vladimir Kulich, Peter Astny, Petr Nedv D, Stan Mikita, Alex Baumann, Oskar...

Czechoslovak Emigrants to Canada - Rudolf Vrba, Vladimir Kulich, Peter Astny, Petr Nedv D, Stan Mikita, Alex Baumann, Oskar Morawetz (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Rudolf Vrba, Vladimir Kulich, Peter astny, Petr Nedv d, Stan Mikita, Alex Baumann, Oskar Morawetz, Ivan Reitman, Lotta Hitschmanova, Ivana Trump, Rick Lanz, Otto Jelinek, Vaclav Chvatal, David Nykl, Jan Rubes, Lubor J. Zink, Hana Gartner, Vit Klemes, Peter Breiner, Tony Roman, George Gross, Jana Sterbak, Michael Lucas, Marek Posival, Vlastimil erny, Renata Kolbovic. 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, Alfred 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 country's 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 and reported several days later by The New York Times, prompting world leaders to appeal to Hungarian regent Miklos Horthy to halt the deportations. He orde...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2011
First published: October 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-59313-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-59313-0
Barcode: 9781234593131

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