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Vrba, Rudolf

LC control no.n 88259887
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingVrba, Rudolf
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Variant(s)Rosenberg, Ṿolṭer, 1924-2006
Rosenberg, Walter, 1924-2006
ורבה, רודולף
Associated countryCzechoslovakia Czech Republic Canada
LocatedPrague (Czech Republic) Vancouver (B.C.)
Birth date1924-09-11
Death date2006-03-27
Place of birthTopol̕čany (Slovakia)
Field of activityHolocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
AffiliationAuschwitz (Concentration camp)
České vysoké učení technické v Praze
University of British Columbia
Profession or occupationCollege teachers Authors
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Found inHis 44070, 1989: t.p. (Rudolf Vrba) pref. (was 39 years old in 1963)
LC data base, 11-3-89 (hdg.: Vrba, Rudolf)
Baraḥti me-Oshṿits, c1998: p. 361 (Rudof Ṿerbah; b. as Ṿolṭer Rozenberg in 1924; Holocaust survivor; from 1976 member of the faculty (pharmacology) at Univ. of British Columbia)
New York times WWW site, Apr. 7, 2006 (Rudolf Vrba; b. Walter Rosenberg, Sept. 11, 1924, Topolcany, Czechoslovakia (Rudolf Vrba was the nom de guerre he adopted after joining the Czechoslovakian resistance; he later made the change legal); d. Mar. 27, Vancouver, aged 81; as a young man he escaped from Auschwitz and provided the first eyewitness evidence not only of the magnitude of the tragedy unfolding at the death camp but also of the exact mechanics of Nazi mass extermination)
Encyclopedia of Holocaust literature, 2002: pages 203-204 (Rudolf Vrba; author of memoir co-authored with Alan Bestic, "I cannot forgive." Born in Topolcany, Slovakia in 1924, was sent to Auschwitz in June 1942. Escaped from Auschwitz in April 1944 with Alfred Wetzler where they presented their first report on the activities in the murder camp to the Bratislava Jewish Council. Enrolled in Czech Technical University in Prague in 1945 where he earned his PhD in 1951 in neurochemistry. Became a professor of pharmacology at the University of British Columbia. Now retired and living in Vancouver.)
Associated languagecze eng