Rudolf Vrba and the Auschwitz reports: conflicting historical interpretations

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Discusses Vrba’s life story, and his and Alfred Wetzler’s escape from Birkenau. Contends that the Vrba-Wetzler report was deliberately silenced by the Slovakian Jewish leadership, by the Working Group (the underground Jewish organziation in Slovakia), and by Kasztner in Hungary. Discusses the ostracism of Vrba and Wetzler (a.k.a. Jozef Lánik) by the Israeli academic world. The Auschwitz Reports and the Holocaust in Hungary. Edited by Randolph L. Braham and William J. vanden Huevel. New York: Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies Graduate Center; Boulder: Social Science Monographs, 2011
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Auschwitz Reports and the Holocaust in Hungary
EditorsR. L. Braham, W. J. vanden Heuvel
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherColumbia University Press
ISBN (Print)0880336889, 9780880336888
StatePublished - 2011


  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Holocaust Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography
  • Holocaust Jewish (1939-1945) -- Hungary
  • Holocaust Jewish (1939-1945) -- Slovakia
  • Nazi concentration camps
  • Vrba Rudolf
  • Wetzler Alfred 1918-1988


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