7 books that capture the grief and loss of the Holocaust

The author was an Italian Jew who went to Auschwitz with six hundred and fifty others. When he left the camp, only twenty men came out with him. The book is a documentation of his experiences in the camp, the dehumanization of Jews, and the extreme form of utilitarianism practiced unscrupulously by the Nazis. The book, however, also documents the small acts of kindness that the “releasers” or prisoners conducted even in such dire circumstances, eventually getting them out of the camps alive.

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