Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land Themes

Sara Nomberg-Przuytyk
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Inhuman Horror and Wickedness

Obviously any book about Auschwitz is going to be full of the nightmarish reality of the concentration camps where 1.1 million people were killed. Many will be familiar with Auschwitz's gas chambers, crematoria, mass graves, and emaciated prisoners. Others will have heard of Dr. Josef Mengele's horrific experiments and his general sadism and cowardice. However. without reading Sara Nomberg's account, few will see the horror of Auschwitz as experienced by a prisoner.

Sara's work illustrates the complexity of trying to survive in the Hell of Auschwitz. She sees mass graves, children being shot, the weak and old being singled out because they are weak and old, thousands of people going to be gassed that do not know their fates, thousands of people going to be gassed that do, and wondering which is worse. Sara also sees the pressure that others feel to become part of the...

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