Auschwitz

Auschwitz
Author: Laurence Rees
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-10
ISBN 10: 1586483579
ISBN 13: 9781586483579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Auschwitz Book Review:

Insights gleaned from more than one hundred original interviews shed new light on history's most notorious death camp, with the testimonies of survivors providing a detailed portrait of the camp's inner workings.

Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp

Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp
Author: Israel Gutman,Michael Berenbaum,United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 638
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780253208842
ISBN 13: 025320884X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp Book Review:

Leading scholars from the united States, Israel, Poland, and other European countries provide a comprehensive account of what took place at the Auschwitz death camp. The book addresses the history of the camp, the technology and dimensions of the genocide carried out there, profiles of the perpetrators and the lives of inmates, underground resistance and escapes, and what the outside world knew about Auschwitz and when. 25 photos.

Auschwitz and Birkenau

Auschwitz and Birkenau
Author: Ian Baxter
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-11-30
ISBN 10: 1473856876
ISBN 13: 9781473856875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Auschwitz and Birkenau Book Review:

Auschwitz and Birkenau were separate from each other,by about a 45 minute walk. Auschwitz was adapted to hold political prisoners in 1940 and evolved into a killing machine in 1941. Later that year a new site called Birkenau was found to extend the Auschwitz complex. Here a vast complex of buildings were constructed to hold initially Russian POWs and later Jews as a labour pool for the surrounding industries including IG Farben. Following the January 1943 Wannsee Conference, Birkenau evolved into a murder factory using makeshift houses which were adapted to kill Jews and Russian POWs. Later due to sheer volume Birkenau evolved into a mass killing machine using gas chambers and crematoria, while Auschwitz, which still held prisoners, became the administrative centre. The images show first Auschwitz main camp and then Birkenau and are carefully chosen to illustrate specific areas, like the WomenÕs Camp, Gypsy Camp, SS quarters, CommandantÕs House, railway disembarkation, the ÔsaunaÕ, disinfection area and the Crematoria. Maps covering Auschwitz and Birkenau explain the layout This book is shocking proof of the scale of the Holocaust.

People in Auschwitz

People in Auschwitz
Author: Hermann Langbein
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2005-12-15
ISBN 10: 0807863637
ISBN 13: 9780807863633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People in Auschwitz Book Review:

Hermann Langbein was allowed to know and see extraordinary things forbidden to other Auschwitz inmates. Interned at Auschwitz in 1942 and classified as a non-Jewish political prisoner, he was assigned as clerk to the chief SS physician of the extermination camp complex, which gave him access to documents, conversations, and actions that would have remained unknown to history were it not for his witness and his subsequent research. Also a member of the Auschwitz resistance, Langbein sometimes found himself in a position to influence events, though at his peril. People in Auschwitz is very different from other works on the most infamous of Nazi annihilation centers. Langbein's account is a scrupulously scholarly achievement intertwining his own experiences with quotations from other inmates, SS guards and administrators, civilian industry and military personnel, and official documents. Whether his recounting deals with captors or inmates, Langbein analyzes the events and their context objectively, in an unemotional style, rendering a narrative that is unique in the history of the Holocaust. This monumental book helps us comprehend what has so tenaciously challenged understanding.

The Librarian of Auschwitz

The Librarian of Auschwitz
Author: Antonio Iturbe
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 1627796193
ISBN 13: 9781627796194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Librarian of Auschwitz Book Review:

Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust. Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz. Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope. This title has Common Core connections. Godwin Books

Auschwitz

Auschwitz
Author: Teresa Świebocka,Jonathan Webber,Connie Wilsack
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 295
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780253355812
ISBN 13: 0253355818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Auschwitz Book Review:

Documentary photographs and artwork by former prisoners record the history of Auschwitz

Auschwitz

Auschwitz
Author: Miklos Nyiszli
Publsiher: Arcade
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781611450118
ISBN 13: 161145011X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Auschwitz Book Review:

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform “scientific research” on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous “Angel of Death”: Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele’s personal research pathologist. Miraculously, he survived to give this terrifying and sobering account.

A Small Town Near Auschwitz

A Small Town Near Auschwitz
Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN 10: 0199679258
ISBN 13: 9780199679256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Small Town Near Auschwitz Book Review:

Presents a profile of the principal civilian administrator of Bñedzin, Poland and his role in enforcing Nazi policies towards Jews, along with insights into the conflicting memories of the Holocaust.

Survival In Auschwitz

Survival In Auschwitz
Author: Primo Levi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 187
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 0684826801
ISBN 13: 9780684826806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Survival In Auschwitz Book Review:

The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.

Winter Time

Winter Time
Author: Walter Stanoski Winter
Publsiher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781902806389
ISBN 13: 1902806387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winter Time Book Review:

This rare account from a survivor of Gypsy concentration camps during World War II relates how German Sinto Walter Winter was discharged from the German navy in 1943 on racial grounds and was deported to Auschwitz with his brother and sister. The atrocities he witnessed, including the death of his wife and unborn child, are told in stark, unflinching detail. As well as reporting horrific persecutions, Winter recalls moments of personal bravery in which he beat up an SS guard and confronted the notorious Dr. Mengele to request extra rations for starving Sinti children on his block. As the Gypsy culture is generally predisposed not to dwell on the past, this memoir tells a rare story infused with a quiet hopefulness that suggests Winter retained his spirit, courage, and sense of fairness in the face of unspeakable cruelty.

The Bombing of Auschwitz

The Bombing of Auschwitz
Author: Michael J. Neufeld,Michael Berenbaum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000053420749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bombing of Auschwitz Book Review:

Could the Allies have prevented the deaths of tens of thousands of Holocaust victims? Inspired by a conference held to mark the opening of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, this book brings together the key contributions to this debate.

The Auschwitz Volunteer

The Auschwitz Volunteer
Author: Witold Pilecki
Publsiher: Aquila Polonicapub
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781607720102
ISBN 13: 1607720108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Auschwitz Volunteer Book Review:

September 1940. Polish Army officer Witold Pilecki deliberately walked into a Nazi German street round-up in Warsaw and became Auschwitz Prisoner No. 4859. He had volunteered for a secret undercover mission: smuggle out intelligence about the new German concentration camp, and build a resistance organization among prisoners. Pilecki's clandestine intelligence, received by the Allies in 1941, was among earliest. He escaped in 1943 after accomplishing his mission. Dramatic eyewitness report, written in 1945 for Pilecki's Polish Army superiors, published in English for first time. --amazon.com.

I Escaped from Auschwitz

I Escaped from Auschwitz
Author: Rudolf Vrba
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN 10: 1631584723
ISBN 13: 9781631584725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Escaped from Auschwitz Book Review:

The Stunning and Emotional Autobiography of an Auschwitz Survivor April 7, 1944—This date marks the successful escape of two Slovak prisoners from one of the most heavily-guarded and notorious concentration camps of Nazi Germany. The escapees, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, fled over one hundred miles to be the first to give the graphic and detailed descriptions of the atrocities of Auschwitz. Originally published in the early 1960s, I Escaped from Auschwitz is the striking autobiography of none other than Rudolf Vrba himself. Vrba details his life leading up to, during, and after his escape from his 21-month internment in Auschwitz. Vrba and Wetzler manage to evade Nazi authorities looking for them and make contact with the Jewish council in Zilina, Slovakia, informing them about the truth of the “unknown destination” of Jewish deportees all across Europe. This first-hand report alerted Western authorities, such as Pope Pius XII, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, to the reality of Nazi annihilation camps—information that until then had only been recognized as nasty rumors. I Escaped from Auschwitz is a close-up look at the horror faced by the Jewish people in Auschwitz and across Europe during World War II. This newly edited translation of Vrba’s memoir will leave readers reeling at the terrors faced by those during the Holocaust. Despite the profound emotions brought about by this narrative, readers will also find an astounding story of heroism and courage in the face of seemingly hopeless circumstances.

The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz

The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz
Author: Thomas Geve
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN 10: 0063062011
ISBN 13: 9780063062016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz Book Review:

An inspiring true story of hope and survival, this is the testimony of a boy who was imprisoned in Auschwitz, Gross-Rosen and Buchenwald and recorded his experiences through words and color drawings. In June 1943, after long years of hardship and persecution, thirteen-year-old Thomas Geve and his mother were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Separated upon arrival, he was left to fend for himself in the men’s camp of Auschwitz I. During 22 harsh months in three camps, Thomas experienced and witnessed the cruel and inhumane world of Nazi concentration and death camps. Nonetheless, he never gave up the will to live. Miraculously, he survived and was liberated from Buchenwald at the age of fifteen. While still in the camp and too weak to leave, Thomas felt a compelling need to document it all, and drew over eighty drawings, all portrayed in simple yet poignant detail with extraordinary accuracy. He not only shared the infamous scenes, but also the day-to-day events of life in the camps, alongside inmates' manifestations of humanity, support and friendship. To honor his lost friends and the millions of silenced victims of the Holocaust, in the years following the war, Thomas put his story into words. Despite the evil of the camps, his account provides a striking affirmation of life. The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz, accompanied with 56 of his color illustrations, is the unique testimony of young Thomas and his quest for a brighter tomorrow.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Author: Heather Morris
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 0062797166
ISBN 13: 9780062797162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tattooist of Auschwitz Book Review:

The #1 International Bestseller & New York Times Bestseller This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity. “The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.”—Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her. A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

Auschwitz Report

Auschwitz Report
Author: Primo Levi,Leonardo De Benedetti
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 1781688052
ISBN 13: 9781781688052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Auschwitz Report Book Review:

Among the first written accounts of the concentration camps—a major literary and historical discovery. While in a Russian-administered holding camp in Katowice, Poland, in 1945, Primo Levi was asked to provide a report on living conditions in Auschwitz. Published the following year, it was subsequently forgotten and remained unknown to a wider public. Dating from the weeks and months immediately after the war, Auschwitz Report details the authors’ harrowing deportation to Auschwitz, and how those who disembarked from the train were selected for work or extermination. As well as being a searing narrative of everyday life in the camp, and the organization and working of the gas chambers, it constitutes Levi’s first lucid attempts to come to terms with the raw horror of events that would drive him to create some of the greatest works of twentieth-century literature and testimony. Auschwitz Report is a major literary and historical discovery.

Death Dealer

Death Dealer
Author: Rudolph Hoss
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 414
Release: 1996-03-22
ISBN 10: 9780306806988
ISBN 13: 0306806983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death Dealer Book Review:

SS Kommandant Rudolph Höss (1900–1947) was history's greatest mass murderer, personally supervising the extermination of approximately two million people, mostly Jews, at the death camp in Auschwitz, Poland. Death Dealer is a new, unexpurgated translation of Höss's autobiography, written before, during, and after his trial. This edition includes rare photos, the minutes of the Wannsee Conference (where the Final Solution was decided and coordinated), original diagrams of the camps, a detailed chronology of important events at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Höss's final letters to his family, and a new foreword by Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi. Death Dealer stands as one of the most important—and chilling—documents of the Holocaust.

Fear

Fear
Author: Jan Tomasz Gross
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0812967461
ISBN 13: 9780812967463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fear Book Review:

Describes the wave of anti-Semitism that swept through Poland in the years following World War II, when Jews who had fled the country returned to rebuild their lives, examining the pogroms, massacres, and conflict that destroyed a millennium of Jewish community life in Poland. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Architect of Death at Auschwitz

Architect of Death at Auschwitz
Author: John W. Primomo
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2020-07-16
ISBN 10: 1476639426
ISBN 13: 9781476639420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architect of Death at Auschwitz Book Review:

Rudolf Hoss has been called the greatest mass murderer in history. As the longest-serving commandant of Auschwitz, he supervised the killing of more than 1.1 million people. Unlike many of his Nazi colleagues who denied either knowing about or participating in the Holocaust, Hoss remorselessly admitted, both at the Nuremberg war crimes trial and in his memoirs, that he sent hundreds of thousands of Jews to their deaths in the gas chambers, frankly describing the killing process. His "innovations" included the use of hydrogen cyanide (derived from the pesticide Zyklon B) in the camp's gas chambers. Hoss lent his name to the 1944 operation that gassed 430,000 Hungarian Jews in 56 days, exceeding the capacity of the Auschwitz's crematoria. This biography follows Hoss throughout his life, from his childhood through his Nazi command and eventual reckoning at Nuremberg. Using historical records and Hoss' autobiography, it explores the life and mind of one of history's most notorious and sadistic individuals.

The Commandant

The Commandant
Author: Rudolf Hoess
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-02-16
ISBN 10: 1468300911
ISBN 13: 9781468300918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Commandant Book Review:

The amoral sensibility Hoess displayed regarding all that went on in the charnal factory where the industrialization of death was practiced--where probably 3 million people were literally worked to death, shot or quickly gassed--is still almost beyond belief today. Jurg Amann has taken Hoess' text and produced a work imaginatively new, always using Hoess' own words; The Commandant is a book Hoess would certainly not have approved--an excruciating insight into Hitler's Final Solution and the nature of evil itself through the prism of the Nazis' totalitarian system, one Hoess and so many others felt no requirement to question. Ian Buruma's introduction sets this frightening work within a both moral and historical context.