Escaping Auschwitz is a first-rate treatment of a critically important event that might be called an emerging black hole: Rudolph Vrba and Adolf Wetzler’s escape from Auschwitz- Birkenau in April 1944 and its aftermath vis à vis Holocaust history. Ruth Linn, Dean of the Faculty of Education at Haifa University, has long been an examiner of human morality and what impels people to act in a moral or immoral way, and has written many books on the subject. In this book she charges that an essential piece of Holocaust history has been deliberately hidden from Israelis for more than 60 years. That is the report on the killing that went on in Auschwitz-Birkenau, which was communicated to Zionist and world-wide Jewish authorities by the escapees. The report warned that the Nazis planned to exterminate 800,000 Hungarian Jews. Why was it hushed up? Was it to protect the deal being negotiated then by journalist Rezso Kasztner and others who were interested mainly in getting favored Jews to Palestine?
If the author comes to speak in America, she will find many audiences.