Report entitled "Auschwitz–Camp of Death" published by Natalia Zarembina, another Polish escapee; it is later published in English in 1943 (London) and March 1944 (New York).
Witold Pilecki, a Polish soldier, escapes. Witold's report is filed away by the British government with a note saying there was no indication as to the source's reliability. Jan Redzej and Edward Ciesielski escape with Pilecki and each compiles a separate report for the Polish Home Army.
Stanislaw Chybinski, a member of the Polish Home Army, escapes and compiles the report "Snapshots of Auschwitz".
Jerzy Tabeau (or Tabau) and Roman Cieliczko escape. They write a report in December 1943 and January 1944 that becomes known as the "Polish Major's report".
Kastner gives a copy of the report to Geza Soos, Hungarian Foreign Ministry official; Soos gives it to Joszef Elias; Elias's secretary translates it into Hungarian and prepares six copies for Hungarian officials.
Mass transports begin of Hungary's Jews to Auschwitz, at a rate of 12,000 a day.
Arnost Rosin, a Slovakian Jew, and Czesław Mordowicz, a Polish Jew, escape from Auschwitz. They write a report about the killing of Hungarian Jews.
The New York Times reports that a young Pole who escaped from Auschwitz described the gas chambers and said that Jews were being executed.
The BBC World Service reports that 4,000 Jews from the Theresienstadt concentration camp were killed in gas chambers at Auschwitz during March 1944. Rosin and Mordowicz (see 27 May) tell Oscar Krasniansky (see 27 April) that around 100,000 Hungarian Jews were killed on arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau between 15 and 27 May, apparently with no knowledge of what was about to happen to them.
The Los Angeles Times repeats the BBC's information.
'The Washington Times Herald reports the same, courtesy of Reuters, while The New York Times offers further details. In Bratislava, Vrba discusses his report with Vatican legate Monsignor Mario Martilotti, who then sends a copy to the Vatican via Switzerland.
The New York Times reports that "new mass executions" recently took place in Auschwitz.
Lenard, his sister and his parents entered Palestine before the Holocaust but were caught by the British as illegal immigrants and returned to Slovakia. Rachel Lenard, Lenard's sister, joined an agricultural hachshara in Denmark in 1939 from where she went to Sweden and survived. Lenard and his parents remained and were deported to separate camps in the spring of 1942. His parents perished. Lenard managed to escape back to Slovakia in July 1942, where he gave an extensive account of the high mortality at the Majdanek concentration camp.
^The Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry: essays, documents, depositions - Page 18 Randolph L. Braham - 1986 "Already in the Summer of 1942, however, only a few months after the deportation trains left, at least one of these deportees, Dionys Lenard, succeeded in escaping and returned to Slovakia, bringing alarming news about the fate of the Jews in ..."
^The historiography of the Holocaust period: proceedings of the ... - Page 455 Israel Gutman, Gidʻon Graif, Yad ṿa-shem, rashut ha-zikaron la-Shoʼah ṿela-gevurah - 1988 "One of the deportees, Dionys Lenard, managed to return to Slovakia within a month and allegedly informed the Jewish leaders about what was going on in Majdanek. The Jewish leaders, Conway continues, already had considerable ..."
^Haim Gordon -The rise and decline of the Jewish community of Žilina (Slovakia) Page 16 2003 "A testimony about the escape of an anonymous person from Majdanek is mentioned in Rabbi Armin Frieder's diary (deposited at Yad Vashem)*. From later evidence it became obvious that Daniel Dionys Lenard of Zilina gave this testimony. Dani Lenard, his sister and his parents managed to enter Palestine illegally before the Holocaust. Unfortunately the British caught them. After being jailed they were expelled and were forced to return to Zilina. Dani's Sister Rachel had an opportunity in 1939 to join an agricultural Hachshara in Denmark, went from there to Sweden and survived. In the spring of 1942 the parents were deported to a concentration camp and perished. Dani was deported at about the same time to Majdanek, from where he managed to escape to Slovakia in July 1942. There he gave an extensive and"
^Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung - Volume 45 Johann Gottfried Herder-Institut - 1996 „Für uns Juden", schreibt Dionys Lenard über die in Majdanek zurückbleibenden, „gab es im Lager nur demütigende und gefährliche Posten". Ungewißheit über das Schicksal der nächsten Verwandten, unzulängliche Essensrationen, ...
^The Jews of Czechoslovakia: historical studies and surveys - Volume 1 - Page 248 Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews - 1968 "Personal record of Dionys Lenard about his flight and conditions at the death camp at Maidanek (45 typewritten pages) submitted to F. Hoffmann-Dvorin, official of the Jewish Office."