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Hardback The escape artist, the man who broke out of Auschwitz to warn the world
Publication year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: John Murray
In April 1944 a teenager named Rudolf Vrba was planning a daring and unprecedented escape from Auschwitz. After hiding in a pile of timber planks for three days while 3,000 SS men and their bloodhounds searched for him, Vrba and his fellow escapee Fred Wetzler would eventually cross Nazi-occupied Poland on foot, as penniless fugitives. Their mission: to tell the world the truth of the Final Solution. A thrilling history with enormous historical implications, 'The Escape Artist' is the extraordinary story of a complex man who would seek escape again and again: first from Auschwitz, then from his past, even from his own name.
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