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Secrets of the Dead: Escape from Auschwitz

Overview

It marks an odd and intriguing footnote to the Second World War: liberation-linked discoveries aside, the world attained much of its knowledge about what happened in Auschwitz from two concentration camp prisoners, Alfred Wetzler and Rudolph Vrba, who escaped from that hellhole and determined to reveal the breadth and depth of the brutality they had witnessed to Allied nations and officials. After commandeering a miraculous escape from the said death penitentiary, Vrba and Wetzler prepared a 32-page document ...
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Overview

It marks an odd and intriguing footnote to the Second World War: liberation-linked discoveries aside, the world attained much of its knowledge about what happened in Auschwitz from two concentration camp prisoners, Alfred Wetzler and Rudolph Vrba, who escaped from that hellhole and determined to reveal the breadth and depth of the brutality they had witnessed to Allied nations and officials. After commandeering a miraculous escape from the said death penitentiary, Vrba and Wetzler prepared a 32-page document known as the Vrba-Wetzler Report and promptly delivered it to Allied officials - thereby saving the lives of countless potential victims. In the process, however, Hungarian ruler Miklós Horthy deliberately withheld this information from his countrymen for a lengthy period. To no one's surprise, this stirred up massive degrees of controversy and dissent. The documentary Secrets of the Dead: Escape from Auschwitz details this remarkable series of events via interviews, archival footage and commentary.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2008
  • UPC: 841887009423
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Black & White / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,131

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Liev Schreiber Voice Only
Technical Credits
Alex Dunlop Director, Producer
Nick Curwin Executive Producer
Nina Davies Executive Producer
Sally Jo Fifer Executive Producer
William R. Grant Executive Producer
Jared Lipworth Executive Producer
Dave Nath Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Secrets of the Dead: Escape from Auschwitz
1. Introduction [1:06]
2. Arrival [6:36]
3. Life at Auschwitz [8:00]
4. Escape [10:21]
5. On the Run [5:05]
6. The World Must Know [8:56]
7. Deportation [6:28]
8. Liberation [6:56]
9. Credits [1:06]
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