In this letter to the Auschwitz Museum, Rudolf Vrba refutes the version of the escape as proposed by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council who do not appear to respect him. He is angered by the fact that in a certain report, he was referred to by his birth name, Walter Rosenberg, rather than his legal name, Rudolf Vrba. He goes on to accuse the Jewish Councils in Hungary of suppressing the Vrba Wetzler Report and of complicity in the deaths of some 400,000 people. He vehemently denies being “smuggled out of camp” by a Jewish resistance group and of carrying anything other than themselves away from the Auschwitz.

The article he references in this letter, “Footnote to the Auschwitz Report,” is provided below.

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1989-12-18-ltr-Vrba to Auschw-museum-p2-1406
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1989-12-18-ltr-Vrba to Auschw-museum-p4-1408(2)