Rudolf Vrba 1 - A Slovak Jew on his escape from Auschwitz (8 mins)

Born in 1924, the Slovak Jew Rudolf Vrba (born Walter Rosenberg) was arrested in 1942 and deported to Majdanek and later Auschwitz. He escaped in April 1944 and wrote a report to alert the world about the Holocaust in Auschwitz. Interviewed by the French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann for the ground-breaking documentary Shoah (1985), Vrba discussed resistance in Auschwitz and his escape from the camp.

Source: Created by Claude Lanzmann during the filming of Shoah. Used by permission of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem