Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


Andrew Boden

May 21st, 2024

Set against the backdrop of WWII, Rainor Schacht has no idea of the dark reality about to descend upon him when he and his friends boarded a bus to the ward for disabled children in a remote hospital which was under Nazi control. Years later, with the help of a coded diary, Rainor searches for Emmi, a fellow survivor who helped him find purpose amid darkness of Akiton T4, a grim Nazi program targeting disabled individuals. Andrew Boden’s novel, When We Were Ashes (Goose Lane Editions $24.95) follows Rainor’s journey to uncover the truths of his past and his present, revealing both the chilling realities of life and the resilience of the human spirit.  9781773103365

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