chapter  12
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Why Auschwitz Was Not Bombed, DavidS. Wyman

Originally published in Commentary, Volume 65, Number 5, May 1978, pages 3746. Republished here by permission of Commentary.

A copy of the Vrba-Wetzler statement, dispatched to the Hungarian Jewish leadership, arrived in Budapest by early May. By mid-June, the Slovak underground had smuggled the report to Switzerland, where it was passed to the American legation and found to be consistent with earlier trustworthy but fragmentary information that had filtered out concerning the Auschwitz death camp. The disclosures of a non-Jewish Polish military officer, also recently escaped from Auschwitz, further corroborated the Vrba-Wetzler account.