Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chamber (Paperback)
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Short Description for Eyewitness Auschwitz This work offers a shattering account of an Auschwitz prisoner who worked for more than two years in the gassing installations and crematoria and lived to tell about it.
- Published: 01 September 1999
- Format: Paperback 192 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781566632713 ISBN 10: 1566632714
- Sales rank: 7,828
Full description for Eyewitness Auschwitz
Filip Muller 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. Muller 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. Eyewitness Auschwitz is one of the key documents of the Holocaust. Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. "A shattering, centrally important testimony."-from the Foreword by Yehuda Bauer. "A very detailed description of day-to-day life, if we can call it that, in Hell's inmost circle...Having read other books of this kind, I had expected to read this one straight through. But no, Eyewitness Auschwitz is jammed with infernal information too terrible to be taken all at once."-Terrence Des Pres, New Republic. "Riveting...It is a tale of unprecedented, incomparable horror. Profoundly, intensely painful; but it is essential reading."-Jewish Press Features.