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The Escape Artist - The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World

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Informationen zum Autor Jonathan Freedland is a Guardian columnist and former foreign correspondent. He was named Columnist of the Year in 2002, Commentator of the Year in 2016 and won an Orwell Prize for Journalism in 2014. He is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's contemporary history series, The Long View , and is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books . He is the author of 11 books, two of them non-fiction, including his first book, the award-winning Bring Home the Revolution . He has written nine thrillers under the name Sam Bourne, including The Righteous Men which was a #1 Sunday Times bestseller and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Klappentext The astonishing, forgotten story of the hero who escaped from Auschwitz to reveal the truth of the Holocaust. Vorwort The astonishing, forgotten story of the hero who escaped from Auschwitz to reveal the truth of the Holocaust. Zusammenfassung THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE, RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE, WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR AND LONGLISTED FOR THE WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE A MAIL ON SUNDAY, THE TIMES, THE ECONOMIST , GUARDIAN , THE SPECTATOR , TIME , AND DAILY EXPRESS / DAILY MIRROR BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Thrilling' Daily Mail 'Gripping' Guardian 'Heartwrenching' Yuval Noah Harari 'Magnificent' Philip Pullman 'Excellent' Sunday Times 'Inspiring' Daily Mail 'An immediate classic' Antony Beevor 'Awe inspiring' Simon Sebag Montefiore 'Shattering' Simon Schama 'Utterly compelling' Philippe Sands 'A must-read' Emily Maitlis 'Indispensable' Howard Jacobson 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. ...

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Authors Jonathan Freedland, JONATHAN FREEDLAND
Publisher John Murray
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 31.12.2022
EAN 9781529369069
ISBN 978-1-5293-6906-9
No. of pages 388
Dimensions 128 mm x 197 mm x 25 mm
Subjects Non-fiction book

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Jewish, HISTORY / Holocaust, military history, Second World War, True stories of heroism, endurance & survival, Relating to Jewish people and groups

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