Vrba-Wetzler report

The Vrba-Wetzler report , also known as the Auschwitz Protocol , and the book of Auschwitz , is a 32 – page document about the concentration camp of Auschwitz in Poland occupied during the Holocaust . It was written by hand and in Slovak , dictated between 25 and 27 April 1944 by Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler , two Slovak Jews who had escaped from Auschwitz on 7 April. It was written in the form of a report by Dr. Oscar Krasniansky of the Judenrat Slovak or Jewish council, and simultaneously translated into German.

The report represents one of the first attempts to estimate the number of people killed in the concentration camp. Copies of the report are in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in the Hudson River Valley, New York, in the archives of the Vatican , and the memorial Yad Vashem in Jerusalem 1

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  1. Back to top↑ “Vrba, Rudolf” , BC Bookworld author bank .