Filip Müller 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. Müller 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.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #68687 in Books
- Brand: imusti
- Published on: 1999-08-24
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- Dimensions: 8.20" h x
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- Binding: Paperback
- 192 pages
Riveting...it is a tale of unprecedented, incomparable horror. Profoundly, intensely painful; but it is essential reading. (Jewish Press)
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)
A shattering, centrally important testimony. (Yehuda Bauer)
About the Author
Filip Müller was born in Czechoslovakia in 1922, was deported to Auschwitz in 1942, was liberated in 1945, and afterward lived in Western Europe.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Great detail of the horrors endured...
This is a very informative read about life in the concentration camps. It is heartbreaking, yet makes me pray a prayer of thanks that I. personally, did not have to go through what these poor, poor souls had to endure. The only part I dislike is that the print is such that makes it kind of difficult to read....too much on each page. But I guess if it wasn't, the book would have twice as many pages! It's hard to find a "cut-off" place within the chapters and each chapter is too long for one reading. But it is based on eyewitness account and the writer does a great job sharing what I'm sure had to be very difficult for him to re-live in his mind. Thank you, Mr. Muller.
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I absolutely loved this book. It wasn't just about the events happening but it was about the people.
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I'm reading it for my European History class and it is so sad that it's difficult to read
This book is a tear jerked. I'm reading it for my European History class and it is so sad that it's difficult to read.