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World War II Auschwitz: A History from Beginning to End

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Categories: History, 20th Century
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Auschwitz is a monument to the barbaric inhumanity of the Nazi regime. It is the site where more than one million people were systematically tortured and killed in support of Adolf Hitler’s determination to eradicate entire populations that he viewed as racially impure. Dr. Josef Mengele conducted horrific experiments on live victims, treating his subjects as if they weren’t human. The Jews, homosexuals, Communists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the mentally and physically disabled were less than human to the Nazis. The “Final Solution”, a cornerstone of Nazi ideology, enacted a devastating sentence upon people whose only crime was their ethnic origin or their religious and political beliefs. 

But the voices of Auschwitz continue to be heard. Anne Frank’s diary speaks for all the innocent who were sent there. Elie Wiesel spent his life speaking out against the horrors he and others endured at Auschwitz. The recorded histories of the survivors of the camps keep the memories alive for generations whose only knowledge of the Holocaust would otherwise be through a school assignment to read The Diary of Anne Frank or by watching a movie like Schindler’s List.

Auschwitz holds a bizarre fascination for those who hear about it. How could such evil thrive? How could an entire nation surrender to the rantings of a diabolical man who sought revenge against the followers of a religion? The names reverberate in a gallery of maniacs who purported to be leaders: Hitler, Goebbels, Mengele, Goering, Himmler, and the countless others who supported them. 

In this book you will learn about...

  • Adolf Hitler and the Preservation of the Aryan Race
  • The Nazis in Charge
  • The Final Solution to the Jewish Question
  • The Angel of Death
  • Life in Auschwitz
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  • Steven Ray Hill
  • 16-03-20

Could have been more about the title.

Not bad but spent more time on the rise of the Nazi regime than necessary.