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The Doctor and the Damned [Hardcover]

Albert Haas
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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr (April 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312214782
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312214784
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.7 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,264,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 24 Mar 2002
The best story in this genre that I have ever read. This is the story of one man's survival in a number of concentration camps. He tells his tale in such an honest manner it gives the reader an amazing insight into his world as he lived through that horrific time. I also think that students of that particular time in history would find this work very useful. I personally came across the book by accident and was unable to put it down until I had read it all,then I read it again and was equally enthralled.
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This book is an autobiography of Albert Haas and his experiences in the Second World War, when he was captured by the Nazis for being a member of the French Resistance, and imprisoned in various concentration camps. He survived partly because he hid the fact that he was Jewish, partly because he as a physician, partly due to his determination to be reunited with his wife and son, and partly through sheer luck, courage and willpower.
The scenes described at times can make very difficult reading. It is hard to imagine that this kind of inhumanity could ever have existed. After the torture and conditions that most inmates endured, it would seem the ones led straight to the gas chamber on arrival could be described as the lucky ones.
This is an extremely important book, and should be much better known than it is. Society should never be allowed to forget the lessons of the past, and the end results of discrimination and persecution. It is through the personal testomonies of people such as Albert Haas that serve to remind us so it will neither be forgotten nor repeated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Most Incredible 29 April 2004
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Having recently read over 30 Holocaust books I have to say this one gave more insight, details and information from the doctors personal experience as a Jew masking as a Christian. To quote from other reviewers " a vivid and extraordinary document...this vital record of the best and worst in human nature is distressing and painful, yet also thrilling, challenging, and humbling. It is a book that everyone should read." Dr. Howard Rusk. I would add that EVERY student of history from high school level on up should read this first person account. This should be republished.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling First-Person Account 12 Jun 2005
By SJP - Published on Amazon.com
This is a most compelling first-person account of the Holocaust. It is the type of book you cannot put down ... thrilling from the first page to the last. It paints a very accurate picture of life during that time. It's very important for every student of history to read this book so that we never forget the price of our freedom. The book makes it quite clear that the evil and deception of that time happened one step at a time and inspires readers to be vigilant.
5.0 out of 5 stars Painful and Powerful 25 May 2014
By Hope E. Ring - Published on Amazon.com
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Albert Haas (barely) survived a concentration camp because the Germans only know that he is a French Resistance Fighter, not that he is Jewish. More remarkably, he survives with his humanity intact, following his oath as a physician in the hell of his captivity. Strongly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 15 Nov 2013
By Thad L McMullen - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book, I read it years ago but wanted my son to have a copy of his own to read!
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and very well done. 14 Sep 2013
By PB - Published on Amazon.com
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A great book on the experience of a Holocaust survivor. Well written - the book takes the reader to the unspeakable scenes of WWII, where they are relived in vivid reality. Highly recommended reading that serves as a reminder to never let this happen again.
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