Section:1
Row:2
Number:6
Family name:Wetzler
Name (civic):Alfréd
Name (Hebrew):Simcha
Patronymic / Matronymic:n/a
Spouse´s name:n/a
Date of birth:10 May 1918
Date of death (Hebrew):20 Shevat 5748
Date of death (Gregorian):8 February 1988
Age:69
Alfréd Wetzler (1918-1988)


Alfréd Wetzler was born in Trnava, Slovakia and in 1942-1944 was a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp, from where he managed to escape with his friend Rudolf Vrba in April 1944. Immediately afterwards, in Žilina, Slovakia, they provided extensive information, in the so-called Vrba-Wetzler report, about the Nazi crimes at Auschwitz. After the war Wetzler lived in Bratislava and worked as an editor (1945-1950), a worker (1950-1955), and later in business. In 1970 he retired due to poor health. He was posthumously awarded high Slovak state honors (1997, 2007).

In 1946 he published a pamphlet, Auschwitz, Tomb of Four Million People. In 1964 came his literary account of the camp experience, titled What Dante Did Not See (published under the pen name Jozef Lánik).

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Vrba-Wetzler Report
Vrba-Wetzler Report (full)
Escape from Hell

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