Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers Topics for Discussion

Filip Müller
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Why do you think that, today, some people seek to deny the historicity of the Holocaust?

What can we learn from studying the Holocaust? Can such inhuman genocides still take place in the modern world?

In the opening chapter of the book, Muller notes that he was caught stealing tea and as punishment was assigned to the sonderkommando. Consider the change in living conditions from being a slave laborer under the brutal Vacek to being a sonderkommando laborer under the kapo Fischl. In an ironic way, do you think that Muller's punishment saved his life?

Muller relates many scenes of horror, including one execution where a despondent mother threw her baby's corpse at the head of the executioner. Faced with such scenes of naked evil, how do you thing that witnesses such as Muller continued to function?

Muller notes that many inmates of Auschwitz...

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