This was a period and place I had no knowledge of. I was a child when this was going on. Devastating to read. This book may help ordinary people to learn from history and try to prevent it happening again. We still use ludicrous targets based on fallacies in this country to judge education and health and other services, and though the ultimate price to be paid is not death, the false expectations and measures which people go to to achieve unrealistic targets as they are measured, should be a lesson to us as well.