In May 1940 a young Dutchman by the name of Sally Noach escaped from Belgium just days before the Nazis occupied the Low Countries. Now, nearly forty years after his death, his daughter Lady Irene Hatter has decided to retrace his steps and uncover the truth behind her father’s wartime exploits.
by Zoe Hilton-Webb and Max Martel, Vrba-Wetzler memorial march participants In August 2015, a group of people from all over the world gathered to walk from Auschwitz to Zilina, in memory of the arduous journey Rudolf Vrba and Jozef Lanik undertook after escaping Auschwitz concentration camp. Below are the accounts of two young walk participants – one […]
by Radek Hejret, organiser of the Vrba-Wetzler memorial march As we stood at the edge of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, approximately at the place where on 7 April 1944 two Slovak Jews, Walter Rosenberg (Rudolf Vrba) and Fredie Wetzler (Jozef Lanik), hid before they escaped from Auschwitz, the seventy year old Fedor Gal, initiator of the idea […]
by Zoe Hilton-Webb In March 2015 Gerta Vrbova spoke at the Jewish Museum London about her first husband, Rudolf Vrba, and his escape from Auschwitz concentration camp. This talk was one of the first in a series of events leading up to a memorial march from Auschwitz to Zilina in August 2015. Over the next few […]