The Escape Artist

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April 1944. Nineteen-year-old Rudolf Vrba and fellow inmate Fred Wetzler became two of the very first Jews to successfully escape Auschwitz. Evading the thousands of SS men hunting them, Vrba and Wetzler made the perilous journey on foot across Nazi-occupied Poland.

Their mission: to reveal to the world the truth of the Holocaust. Vrba’s unique testimony would save some 200,000 lives. But he kept on running – from his past, from his home country, his adopted country, even from his own name.

Now, at last, Rudolf Vrba’s heroism can be known.