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On-site: Impossible Escape: Rudolph Vrba and the Auschwitz Report

March 20, 2024 | 4:30pm CST

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

For Educators in Grades 7-12

In April 1944, after surviving two years in Auschwitz-Birkenau, Jewish teenager Rudolph Vrba and his friend Alfred Wetzler did the impossible: They escaped. Following an arduous journey on foot, they arrived home to Slovakia, where they composed what became known as The Auschwitz Report, documenting conditions in the camp and the systematic murder of Europe’s Jews. In this workshop, learn about Rudi and Alfred’s harrowing escape, their effort to tell the world the truth about the killing center at Birkenau, and what the international community did—and didn’t do—with that information. This session is presented in collaboration with award-winning author Steve Sheinkin, and will feature his newest book, Impossible Escape: A True Story of Survival and Heroism in Nazi Europe. 

Workshop Includes:

  • Complimentary Copy of Impossible Escape: A True Story of Survival and Heroism in Nazi Europe. 
  • Classroom Resources
  • Dinner
  • 3 Clock Hours/CPDUs

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