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The most shocking book about Auschwitz,
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This review is from: Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chamber (Paperback)
I have just finished this book having read widely about the Nazis final solution and concentration camps. I have also visited Auschwitz - Birkenau. Filip Muller was a member of the Sonderkommandos who burnt the bodies of the victims of the gas chambers.
What Filip went through and was ordered to carry out is truly shocking and shows the depths of evil mankind can go to. He describes in great detail the brutality of the Nazi death machine and the indifference of executions and torture carried out by the SS. It is a remarkable account of ones will to survive despite the constant threat of death. The way he writes enables you to feel the emotion of both himself and the victims of these atrocities at the hands of the SS, of which Filip describes their quite unbelievable methods and sadistic pleasure in what they were doing.
This book is not to entertain you; it is show what one person can achieve in the midst of adversity.