Allied Knowledge of Auschwitz: A (Further) Challenge to the “Elusiveness” Narrative

  title={Allied Knowledge of Auschwitz: A (Further) Challenge to the “Elusiveness” Narrative},
  author={Michael Fleming},
  journal={Holocaust and Genocide Studies},
  pages={31 - 57}
Despite important corrective analyses, the narrative that reliable information about Auschwitz was “elusive” has predominated among scholars. Many argue that the Vrba/Wetzler report was the first information about the camp to reach the West and be accepted as credible. The author of this article offers evidence that this contention cannot be sustained. He traces the origin, path, and distribution of a Polish intelligence report from 1943 to show that information was available earlier, and was… 
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