Whispering Birches

12/09/2016 14:07

Rafael plays an important part in the Auschwitz story, in that he is a member of the crew that rebelled and destroyed the Krematorium in 1944. In arriving in the camp, he tries to lobby Janek the Aufräumungs Kommando Kapo to get him a place in Kanada, considered the land of Milk and Honey. Instead, he finds he is tricked into the Sonderkommando which mans the Krematorium. There, he finds himself escaping in the 1944 rebellion but instead of running away he returns and is found by Franz who gives him up to Boger of the Gestapo.