This is the most comprehensive book I have ever read on the Nazi’s Final Solution and the concentration camps that were established.
It documents the inception, the running and the demise of them and looks at individual stories of survivors and those who died, including Kapos and Nazis.
The amount of research done to complete this book must have been immense as Wachsman source list is lengthy.
In parts the book describes in detail the treatment of hundreds of victims from the gassing, to the vile experiments that such “people” like Mengele carried out.
72 photographs are added to the book in two places. They show a wide variety of KL related scenes and some are obviously very upsetting. The photographs themselves are simply incredible as a result of the fact that photography was banned in most places these we taken. They are a remarkable record of this shameful event in human history.
Of all the books I have read of the Holocaust this has surpassed all the others.
If anyone shares my interest on this subject, this is a must read.