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The Auschwitz Report

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Film discussion with Rabbi Dr. Leon Weissberg
Wednesday, November 11 2021 at 1:30pm

The movie tells the story of two young Slovak Jews –Freddy and Walter –who were deported to Auschwitz in 1942. They managed to escape on 10 April 1944 and compiled a 32-page report about the situation inside the camp. The report included the camp layout, construction details of the gas chambers and furnaces, and a label from a Zyklon B canister, which was extremely convincing. It has since become known as the Vrba-Wetzler Report, and despite its grueling journey out of the camp, it was the first detailed report which the Allies received and regarded as credible. The Vrba-Wetzler Report thus helped to save more than 120 thousand Hungarian Jews from being deported to Auschwitz.

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