Auschwitz

Auschwitz

A Doctor's Eyewitness Account

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When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, the prisoner Miklos Nyiszli was spared death for a grimmer fate: to perform "scientific research" on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the man who became known as the infamous "Angel of Death": Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele's personal research pathologist. In that capactity he also served as physician to the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners who worked exclusively in the crematoriums and were routinely executed after four months. Miraculously, Nyiszli survived to give this horrifying and sobering account. This was one of the first books to bring the full horror of the Nazi death camps to the American public. Although much has since been written about the Holocaust, this eyewitness account remains, as the New York Review of Books said in 1987, "the best brief account of the Auschwitz experience available." Of Bruno Bettelheim's famous foreword Neal Ascherson has written, "Its eloquence and outrage must guarantee it a permanent place in Jewish historiography."
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redworc
Sep 01, 2016

Not an easy read. Have a lighter themed book waiting in the wings.

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PrincessOfTheDark
Apr 19, 2016

This book shows the behind the scenes of the concentration camps in Auschwitz. Mr Miklos Nyiszli tells his story of being one of the docters in Auschwitz and what he did that he regrets so much that he never picked up a scalpul again. I would read this a second time. And I never read a book twice!

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ryanzway
Jun 17, 2013

Incredible 1st hand account of what happened behind the walls of Auschwitz.

bookfanatic1979 Oct 27, 2012

The horrors perpetuated in WWII never cease to amaze me. There was an added twist this time—I was on an 18-hour train ride while I read this. After I’d finished, my boredom and numb derriere didn’t seem nearly as bad when compared to the cattle cars!

lindakettle Jan 26, 2012

A moving, personal account. Easy to read. How should one handle unspeakable horror?

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Jun 17, 2013

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