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Auschwitz : A history in photographs,
This review is from: Auschwitz: A History in Photographs (Hardcover)
The cover is an appropriate introduction to what is a haunting collection of photographs and paintings of the Auschwitz Concentration camp complex. It covers elements of Auschwitz and Birkenau in many ways--the construction of Kitchens, sewage farms, Barracks and of course the Crematoria, even detailing in Crematoria IV the name of the oven manufacturers cast in iron. The Monowitz camp is covered as well, showing the visit of Himmler with Hoess at hand showing the Reichsleader the BUNA complex. The most compelling are the grotesque paintings showing what the Nazis certainly didn't want people to witness, the hideous roll calls, the work squads, with grotesque leering guards in bullying mode--showing the chaotic randomness of forced labor and murder. The photographs showing the half-cremated skulls and bones are a silent morose ending to this powerful book.
Its a good sized book with glossy paper, the photos are mounted in a black surround, some are sepia, some are colored, but the quality is excellent. well presented and recommended.