Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Screening & discussion of the film
Escape from Auschwitz
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Drew University, Madison, NJ
Over a million Jews were put to death in Auschwitz, Hitler’s largest concentration camp. What happened in this camp was a heavily guarded secret … until two extraordinary men managed to escape. Through historical footage and re-enactment, this documentary tells the story of Auschwitz prisoners Rudolph Vrba and Alfred Wetzler who escaped the camp to reveal the truth and tried to warn others of what was happening there.
The film screening will be followed by a Q & A with two special guests, Eva Vogel and Hedy Brasch. Eva Vogel’s father not only knew both Vrba and Wetzler personally, but he was also a member of the underground group which helped orchestrate the escape. The other special guest is Hedy Brasch, who was a prisoner in Auschwitz at the time the escape took place.
Free and open to the community
With support from the Jacqueline Berke Program Fund and
The New Jersey Commission for Holocaust Education
2015 Yom HaShoah School Reservation Form
Schools interested in attending Please complete form and send to:
Drew University Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study
Embury Hall, Madison, NJ 070940
Individuals needing special assistance should contact the Housing, Conferences, and Hospitality office at 973/408-3103 at least five working days prior to the event in order to insure appropriate arrangements