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contagious rage, 22 Aug. 2013
Elkins has documented, with contagious rage, this unforgettable history of the Jewish holocaust and of those who fought back - during and particularly after world war 2.
Elkins displays a delicious cynicism toward the apathy of the Allies to the suffering of the Jews of Europe, even after the discovery of the death camps.The reader feels his pulsing anger and outrage running through every paragraph.This is one of the most insightful histories of the period and articulates the horror of the Final solution like nothing i'v read before.
Elkins,personally touched by the story he tells, is a masterful wordsmith and evoker of emotion and does full justice to this most harrowing of tales.
The dramatic difference between this and almost any other book on the Shoa is the story of the fightback that ensued among some survivors of the holocaust in the years immediately after the war.
Elkins tells this history of bombings , poisonings and kidnappings of Death Camp army personal by Jewish ex-camp survivors with breathtaking pace.
A must read.