The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World – Signed Copy

Jonathan Freedland

ISBN: 9781529369045S


Signed hardback copy of The Escape Artist by Jonathan Freedland

First Edition, First Printing.

Hand signed by Jonathan Freedland

This title is due to be published on 9th June 2022. All pre-orders will be dispatched on or around publication.


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In prose worthy of the purest thriller, Freedland recounts the astonishing and inspirational true story of Rudolf Vrba, whose daring escape from Auschwitz supplied the allies with vital information responsible for the saving of hundreds of thousands of lives.

In April 1944 a teenager named Rudolf Vrba was planning a daring and unprecedented escape from Auschwitz. After hiding in a pile of timber planks for three days while 3,000 SS men and their bloodhounds searched for him, Vrba and his fellow escapee Fred Wetzler would eventually cross Nazi-occupied Poland on foot, as penniless fugitives. Their mission: to tell the world the truth of the Final Solution.

Vrba would produce from memory a breathtaking report of more than thirty pages revealing the true nature and scale of Auschwitz – a report that would find its way to Roosevelt, Churchill and the Pope, eventually saving over 200,000 Jewish lives.

A thrilling history with enormous historical implications, The Escape Artist is the extraordinary story of a complex man who would seek escape again and again: first from Auschwitz, then from his past, even from his own name. In telling his story, Jonathan Freedland – the journalist, broadcaster and acclaimed, multi-million copy selling author of the Sam Bourne novels – ensures that Rudolf Vrba’s heroic mission will also escape oblivion.


An immediate classic of Holocaust literature. Superbly researched and written, it is both a gripping story and deeply moving, I literally could not put it down — Antony Beevor
A must-read stand out piece of history . . . This is Freedland at his finest . . . It is both a celebration of the extraordinary will, courage and resilience of the hero – Rudi Vrba – and an all too prescient warning of how hard it is to wake up the world to things it would prefer not to see — Emily Maitlis
A work of the highest quality about an astonishing man. It is gripping from start to finish, searingly, shocking, revelatory, and deeply moving – the more so because there is no false note, no striving for effect. The research is prodigious and the complexities deftly woven into the narrative . . . A profoundly troubling and important work — Jonathan Dimbleby

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Format Hardback
Publisher John Murray Press
Published 09/06/2022
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