Auschwitz Protocol
(Vrba-Wetzler Report)
   Alfred Wetzler and Walter Rosenberg (Rudolph Vrba) both escaped from Auschwitz in April 1944. Eventually, they reached Bratislava (Slovakia), where they presented a detailed report of the installations, methods of killing, and maps of the gas chamber in Auschwitz. By June 1944, the report reached the Allies. Inasmuch as the maps indicated the location of the killing facilities in Auschwitz as well as the rail hubs leading to the camp, Rabbi Michael Dov Weissmandel and others in the Working Group urged the Allies to act on this information and bomb the Auschwitz complex, including the rail tracks leading to the camp. The Allies ignored the exhortation.

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