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Inside the Gas Chambers: Eight Months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz
Shlomo Venezia

Polity, 2011

This is a unique, eye-witness account of everyday life right at the heart of the Nazi extermination machine. Slomo Venezia was born into a poor Jewish-Italian community living in Thessaloniki, Greece. At first, the occupying Italians protected his family; but when the Germans invaded, the Venezias were deported to Auschwitz. His mother and sisters disappeared on arrival, and he learned, at first with disbelief, that they had almost certainly ...


Survival In Auschwitz
Primo Levi

Touchstone, 1996

The true and harrowing account of Primo Levi’s experience at the German concentration camp of Auschwitz and his miraculous survival; hailed by The Times Literary Supplement as a “true work of art, this edition includes an exclusive conversation between the author and Philip Roth. In 1943, Primo Levi, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and “Italian citizen of Jewish race,” was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin ...


Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers
Filip Muller

Ivan R. Dee, 1999

Filip Müller came to Auschwitz with one of the earliest transports from Slovakia in April 1942 and began working in the gassing installations and crematoria in May. He was still alive when the gassings ceased in November 1944. He saw millions come and disappear; by sheer luck he survived. Müller is neither a historian nor a psychologist; he is a source—one of the few prisoners who saw the Jewish people die and lived to tell about it. ...


Auschwitz: A New History
Laurence Rees

PublicAffairs, 2006

Auschwitz-Birkenau is the site of the largest mass murder in human history. Yet its story is not fully known. In Auschwitz , Laurence Rees reveals new insights from more than 100 original interviews with Auschwitz survivors and Nazi perpetrators who speak on the record for the first time. Their testimonies provide a portrait of the inner workings of the camp in unrivalled detail—from the techniques of mass murder, to the politics and gossip ...


The Auschwitz Escape
Joel C. Rosenberg

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2014

A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans—especially Jews like Jacob and his family—are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds ...


The Angel of Auschwitz: [Extended Version], 2014

Duty, honor, country - under which circumstances does the warrior's code become irrelevant and impractical? Some would say it ends the moment an innocent life is threatened. Others would argue it always applies, no matter what the duty. But what if the duty was to eliminate an entire race of people? At what point does one's salvation hold greater bearing than one's honor? Or does it ever... "The Angel of Auschwitz" chronicles the life ...


Auschwitz: The Shocking Story & Secrets of the Holocaust Death Camp (Auschwitz, Holocaust, Jewish, History, ...

Success First Publishing, 2014

Discover the Shocking Secrets Behind Auschwitz, the Main Holocaust Death Camp ***Get this Amazon Best Seller now for the special promotion price of $2.99! Regularly priced at $4.99*** Auschwitz is well known to everyone as one of the saddest places in history. It is the main work/death camp during World War II in Germany-occupied Poland, and responsible for the deaths of millions of men & women. The living conditions of Auschwitz were ...


Five Chimneys: A Woman Survivor's True Story of Auschwitz
Olga Lengyel

Chicago Review Press, 1995

Olga Lengyel tells, frankly and without compromise, one of the most horrifying stories of all time. This true, documented chronicle is the intimate, day-to-day record of a beautiful woman who survived the nightmare of Auschwitz and Birchenau. This book is a necessary reminder of one of the ugliest chapters in the history of human civilization. It was a shocking experience. It is a shocking book.


Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account
Miklos Nyiszli

Arcade Publishing, 2011

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 ...


Auschwitz Exposed: The Disturbing of the Holocaust Death Camp Revealed (Auschwitz, Auschwitz Escape, ..., 2014

Discover Today The Disturbing Story of the Holocaust Death Camp Revealed! Terror, death, holocaust, genocide and fear…these are the concepts associated with the Auschwitz death camp since the start of Nazism up to the present…This book aims to unravel the secrets behind the disturbing stories of the Holocaust. This book will provide facts and explain everything that happened and those which are still unknown to many will be revealed ...


Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz
Eva Mozes Kor, Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Tanglewood Press, 2012

Eva Mozes Kor was just ten years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Subjected to sadistic medical experiments, she was forced to fight daily for her and her twin's survival. In this incredible true story written for young adults, readers learn of a child's endurance ...


Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz
Rudolf Höss

Da Capo Press, 1996

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 ...


Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz
Rena Kornreich Gelissen, Heather Dune Macadam

Beacon Press, 1996

Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart--a promise to take care of her sister. One of the few Holocaust memoirs about the lives of women in the camps, Rena's Promise is a compelling story of the ...


Auschwitz: Voices from the Death Camp (The Holocaust Through Primary Sources)
James M. Deem

Enslow Pub Inc, 2011

“Yet, my little Diary, I don’t want to die, I still want to live . . . “ Éva Heyman, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, wrote these words in her last diary entry in the spring of 1944. Soon after, she was deported and murdered at Auschwitz. During the Holocaust, the Nazis murdered more than one million people at Auschwitz. The largest of all the Nazi camps, Auschwitz was both a death camp and a forced labor camp. Author James M. Deem ...


Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz
Thomas Harding

Simon & Schuster, 2013

The untold story of the man who brought a mastermind of the final solution to justice. May 1945. In the aftermath of the Second Word War, the first British War Crimes Investigation Team is assembled to hunt down the senior Nazi officials responsible for the greatest atrocities the world has ever seen. One of the lead investigators is Lieutenant Hanns Alexander, a German Jew who is now serving in the British Army. Rudolf Höss is his most ...


Debórah Dwork, Robert Jan van Pelt

W. W. Norton & Company, 2002

"[A] peerless work of documentation and research that sheds new light on this century's darkest address."— Kirkus Reviews , starred review No symbol of the Holocaust is more profound than Auschwitz. Yet the sheer, crushing number of murders—over 1,200,000—the overwhelming scale of the crime, and the vast, abandoned site of ruined chimneys and rusting barbed wire isolate Auschwitz from us. How could an ordinary town become a site of such ...


Auschwitz: True Tales From a Grotesque Land
Sara Nomberg-Przytyk

The University of North Carolina Press, 1986

"From the moment I got to Auschwitz I was completely detached. I disconnected my heart and intellect in an act of self-defense, despair, and hopelessness." With these words Sara Nomberg-Przytyk begins this painful and compelling account of her experiences while imprisoned for two years in the infamous death camp. Writing twenty years after her liberation, she recreates the events of a dark past which, in her own words, would have driven her ...


The Lucky One - A Prize Winning Short Story, 2012

A short story taken from the collection: Tales of Loss and Guilt - 16 short stories. Story details: An elderly woman is haunted by memories of her escape from the holocaust. But how reliable are painful memories that have been kept at bay for over sixty years? And at her time of life, what exactly is she searching for? ** Now Available - The Sugar Men - the novel based on The Lucky One **


Auschwitz: A History
Sybille Steinbacher

Harper Perennial, 2006

At the terrible heart of the modern age lies Auschwitz, a name that has become synonymous with evil. Here the utopian twentieth-century dream of employing science and technology to improve and protect human life was inverted from the latter part of the 1930s through the end of the Second World War, as the same systems were manipulated in the cause of efficient mass slaughter. Historian Sybille Steinbacher's powerful and eminently important book ...


The Auschwitz Chapter (Under Total Eclipse We Will Tremble Like Birds Without Song)

Shakespeare-X Publications, 2013

The Auschwitz Chapter is an historically complete, precise and definitive account of what took place at Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, where crimes against humanity were perpetrated by Nazis against Jews, Slavs, Romany, political prisoners, homosexuals, and artists. And all humanity. This Auschwitz Chapter is taken from Lee Vidor's novel, Under Total Eclipse We Will Tremble Like Birds Without Song, which is an historically ...



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