Auschwitz: The Nazis & the 'final Solution'
"In this compelling book, highly acclaimed author and broadcaster Laurence Rees tells the definitive history of the most notorious Nazi institution of them all. We discover how Auschwitz evolved from a concentration camp for Polish political prisoners into the site of the largest mass murder in history - part death camp, part concentration camp, where around a million Jews were killed. Auschwitz examines the mentality and motivations of the key Nazi decision makers, and perpetrators of appalling crimes speak here for the first time abouty their actions. Fascinating and disturbing facts have been uncovered - from the operation of a brothel to the corruption that was rife throughout the camp. The book draws on intriguing new documentary material from recently opened Russian archives, which will challenge many previously accepted arguments. This is the story of murder, brutality, courage, excape and survival, and apowerful account of how human tragedy of such immense scale could have happened."
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Rees (creative director, history programs, BBC) contends that while Auschwitz is a major symbol of the Holocaust, it is also one of the least understood. The history of Auschwitz is complicated ... Read full review
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