About the Author
Rudolf Vrba was born in Czechoslovakia in 1924. At the age of fifteen he was excluded from the Gymnasium of Bratislava under anti-Jewish laws, and subsequently deported to Maidanek and then Auschwitz. There, he co-authored the Report on Auschwitz, known now as the Auschwitz Protocols. From his unique. insider's position within the regime's wily, treacherous and insidious administrative system, Vrba's experience of the Holocaust is unforgettable. He lives in Vancouver where he is Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at the University of British Columbia. He has contributed to Claude Lanzmann's seminal 'Shoah' film, testified as an expert witness at many trials of Nazis, and still lectures frequently on the Holocaust throughout North America.