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Auschwitz: A New History


Title: Auschwitz: A New History by Laurence Rees

Category: Nonfiction, History, World War II

Review: I can’t remember if I read this book before or not. I had this packed up in one of my boxes. First, I want to say that I loved this book. You don’t often read books about Auschwitz like this. I think this is one of the most definitive books on the full history of Auschwitz. It begins from the conception of Auschwitz as a POW camp (it wasn’t intended as a death camp) to the end where there were so many Jews that had been killed in the camp. He talks about the liberation of the Jews, not just the Jews of Germany; but those of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and others. He explains about how even after the liberation of the Jews, they still had problems. People still were against the Jews in their home cities and countries. They had to move to new countries like the U.S. and Israel or Palestine. It’s a very informative book, but it’s very sad. You learn so much about what went on in the past. You can’t help to say, after reading, ‘why?’

Rating: *****


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