There are many forms of escape and many reasons for needing to do it.
In psychological terms, it’s the “fight or flight” response. Some, like Harry
Houdini, turned escape into a death defying form of entertainment, but for
others, escape was the only way of fleeing a miscarriage of justice or the
brutality of a concentration camp.
Henri Charrière attempted to escape from a penal colony in French
Guiana nine times and was finally successful in 1941. Find out what happened!
Mary Bryant was one of the first successful escapees from the fledgling
Australian penal colony. Discover her amazing story. Hear about Rudolph Vrba’s
incredible escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp and his subsequent
attempts to alert authorities about the atrocities there. Who can forget Bram
van der Stok, the most decorated aviator in Dutch history, and one of only
three men to escape from the German POW camp Stalag Luft III in the “Great
Escape” of 1943.
Discover more about
the lives of these and others in this unique collection of eStories from the
Amazing People Club. Each story comes to life through BioViews®,
which are short biographical narratives, similar to interviews. These
inspirational stories provide a new way of learning about amazing people who
made major contributions and changed our world.
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