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4.0 out of 5 stars
Mixed opinions, 26 Feb. 2004
No doubt about it, whatever your views are on the topic, this is a very gripping and thoroughly interesting read. However, If you have done any research on the subject of the holocaust, you will doubt the integrity of the the author throughout. As with many historical events, there is ordinarily a valid point to be taken from either side, but with these memoirs being written whilst in allied custody, you can't help but feel that there is an overwhelming unnatural sense of "I didn't do it" about the whole text.
In spite of the overwhelming evidence against the Nazis, the author does to some extent attempt to express the pressures upon him to be an active part in their success, and to a larger extent, their downfall. I found the book extremely interesting, regardless of the bias and blame on others that it heavily relies on.