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Slave to the murder machinery that was Auschwitz-Birkenau
on 26 April 2002
Filip Muller was a memebr of the Sonderkommado at Auschwitz-Birkenau, responsible for the disposal of the corpses after death by gassing. Having first seen "Shoah" (the epic Claude Lanzmann Documentary)where Filip Muller explains his experiences at Auschwitz-Birkenau (admittedly edited in length), it was most interesting to read his book to obtain the true picture of his suffering.
Having actually been to Auschwitz-Birkenau and read extesnively around the subject, it is still a deeply moving & disturbing when you read what actually happened there. As a third person, it is very interesting to read an account like this, as it actually puts you very vividly into that envrionment.
This book is thoroughly recommended - it captures all that is so very wrong in the human spirit - hatred, bigotry, prejudice - and yet all that is so very right in the human spirit - courage, determination & an extraordinary will to survive & bear witness to humanity's greatest crime.