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Very good but far-fetched
on 12 January 2013
I am a very keen reader of anything to do with the Holocaust and will read anything I can get my hands on. I work as a librarian so am very fortunate to be able to access other archives. This book was, no doubt, heart-wrenching and we all know the appalling conditions these people lived in while in concentration camps, and also the sadistic way the Nazi's treated the prisoners. However, this author's recollection seems to me to be very far-fetched... He stole food (which in so many other books, prisoner's dared not for fear of getting shot, yes they may have stolen a mere mouthful or piece of bread every now and then, but the amount this book claims he stole and managed to hide is too much to be believed)
He also mentions how many times he had a gun put to his head....but was saved each time????
I did enjoy reading it, and if it is truthful in every way, then this man was very very lucky to have survived and God bless everyone who suffered during that horrific time in history. But, if this is a story from his own imagination then I find it a sad and upsetting way to make money from such a harrowing time.