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The Auschwitz Escape

Author : Joel C. Rosenberg
ISBN : 9781414390727
Genre : Fiction
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ECPA 2015 Christian Book Award Finalist! 2014 finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards! 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.
Category: Fiction

The Auschwitz Escape By Joel C Rosenberg

Author : Booksense
ISBN : 1499194714
Genre : History
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The Auschwitz Escape: by Joel C. Rosenberg | Summary & AnalysisThis is a Summary & Analysis of The Auschwitz Escape: by Joel C. Rosenberg.Readers don't have to already know every detail of the Holocaust to be able to follow "The Auschwitz Escape." Joel C. Rosenberg weaves through fictional characters, real characters, historical events and true locations to provide a tale wrapped in faith, pride, encouragement, detailed planning and true accounts of what political prisoners, Christians and Jewish people endured under the evil eye of the Nazis.Imagine being pulled away from your family, friends, home and all of your personal belongings, put on a train and giving up even the most basic rights to sanitation. That was what author Joel C. Rosenberg helped readers imagine during "The Auschwitz Escape." Trains are sent to Auschwitz, and The Resistance is formed to relentlessly slow down Hitler's plans. Some characters don't make it. A few escape. Many try to help others escape. And there are those who never give up, even when death is looking them in the face.Some books introduce information. Other books try to humanize history so it doesn't just look like a plethora of facts on each page. And others put a reader inside the minds and bodies of those in the book -- bridging facts, fiction and emotions together. "The Auschwitz Escape" succeeded in doing all of the above, and this makes such a hard topic an incredible book to read.
Category: History

I Escaped From Auschwitz

Author : Rudolf Vrba
ISBN : 1861059272
Genre : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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This is the first-hand account of Rudolf's Vrba's extraordinary experiences as a registrar at Auschwitz as well as the story of his daring escape. Although a testimonial full of unbearable, vivid horror and suffering, it isn't this that makes the book so gripping, and so important. What endures is Vrba's personality, his unbelievable physical tenacity, and, incredibly enough, his sense of humour. Vrba was imprisoned in Auschwitz for twenty-one months and seven days. He then escaped with his fellow Slovak Alfred Weltzler. As they made their way home, they carried with them, seared in their immediate memory, the true story of the camp, the hitherto 'unknown destination' of Jewish deportees from all over Europe. Initially conceived as a serialisation in the 'Daily Herald' in 1960, this full account is being published for the first time in twenty years. It is a must read for any person interested in understanding not only the inner workings of the prison camp, with the expected horrors and brutality, but also a personal story of strength, survival and guile.
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Anatomy Of The Auschwitz Death Camp

Author : Israel Gutman
ISBN : 025320884X
Genre : History
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Leading scholars from the united States, Israel, Poland, and other European countries provide a comprehensive account of what took place at the Auschwitz death camp. The book addresses the history of the camp, the technology and dimensions of the genocide carried out there, profiles of the perpetrators and the lives of inmates, underground resistance and escapes, and what the outside world knew about Auschwitz and when. 25 photos.
Category: History

The Auschwitz Photographer

Author : Anna Dobrowolska
ISBN : 9788393726196
Genre : History
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This book paints the most comprehensive picture of life inside Auschwitz published to date. It tells the story of Wilhelm Brasse, who spent 5 years in the camp as a prisoner-photographer and was a unique witness to the Auschwitz reality. He took pictures of the inmates, made private portraits of his SS masters and documented the medical experiments of Doctor Mengele. Brasse’s experience has been the subject of a celebrated documentary “The Portraitist.” This book, in addition to recounting his personal narrative , explores many lesser-known aspects of daily life in the camp such as the orchestra, sports events and even a brothel. It is amply illustrated with 300 photographs, some published for the first time, and supplemented with accounts of other inmates as well as historical commentary.
Category: History

Escape From Hell

Author : Alfred Wetzler
ISBN : 9781845451837
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Nazi Commands At Auschwitz 1940 To 1945 Archive Data Revealed

Author : Ernst Bšhm
ISBN : 9781387817078
Genre : History
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Tragically, the truth about Auschwitz is in the German archives, even exposed in a book semi-secretly nearly a decade ago, but is kept under the radar by the so-called journalists. There is, indeed, a conspiracy to destroy the great German empire and its people. This is why this recent German exposZ, translated into English, is an important step in bringing larger circles of light into darkness. Are you Terrified over the horrors of Auschwitz you have been inundated with in Hollywood shows? Thinking automatically that the Nazis are the worst people in the world? Suspicious of Germans? Of German ancestry and feeling guilty? Not sure what to believe any longer with so much controversial media on YouTube? This book will give you evidence you probably have never heard of before and not more opinions and more lies! Here are exposed the plain facts from the archives of the German Empire. Find out how the Nazis really thought and acted from the archives.
Category: History

Hanged At Auschwitz

Author : Sam Kessel
ISBN : 9781461741510
Genre : History
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A Jewish member of the French Resistance, Sim Kessel lived for almost three years in Nazi captivity. The bulk of his time was at the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he survived torture, starvation, and even his own public execution through extraordinary luck. His remarkable and terrifying story shows in knowing and intimate detail how guards and kapos under the Nazi system degenerated into conscienceless killers, and how the desperate scramble to survive dehumanized Kessel's fellow prisoners.
Category: History

Auschwitz Escape

Author : Danny Naten
ISBN : 1502416395
Genre : Holocaust survivors
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"Klara Wizel is full of life at sixteen years old. But a horrific chain of events puts her in one of the most terrifying places imaginable: Auschwitz-Birkenau. There she comes face to face with one of history's most infamous Nazi doctors, nicknamed the Angel of Death, Josef Mengele. With her parents and two of her siblings already killed in the gas chambers, Klara and her two remaining sisters struggle to survive in the women's barracks until Mengele sentences Klara herself to die. But as she waits in the holding room of the chambers, she manages to orchestrate a remarkable death-defying escape. Already the subject of an award-winning documentary, Auschwitz Esacpe: The Klara Wizel Story is based on dozens of personal interviews, and it recounts the inspirational tale of a girl who escapes imminent death at the hands of one of the world's most notorious war criminals."--Back cover.
Category: Holocaust survivors

People In Auschwitz

Author : Hermann Langbein
ISBN : 9780807863633
Genre : History
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Hermann Langbein was allowed to know and see extraordinary things forbidden to other Auschwitz inmates. Interned at Auschwitz in 1942 and classified as a non-Jewish political prisoner, he was assigned as clerk to the chief SS physician of the extermination camp complex, which gave him access to documents, conversations, and actions that would have remained unknown to history were it not for his witness and his subsequent research. Also a member of the Auschwitz resistance, Langbein sometimes found himself in a position to influence events, though at his peril. People in Auschwitz is very different from other works on the most infamous of Nazi annihilation centers. Langbein's account is a scrupulously scholarly achievement intertwining his own experiences with quotations from other inmates, SS guards and administrators, civilian industry and military personnel, and official documents. Whether his recounting deals with captors or inmates, Langbein analyzes the events and their context objectively, in an unemotional style, rendering a narrative that is unique in the history of the Holocaust. This monumental book helps us comprehend what has so tenaciously challenged understanding.
Category: History