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Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account
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Niceguymike | 67 comments This was sort of an odd book. It felt difficult to discern how much time was really passing in book-time, and I never felt particularly connected to the story, which is a horrific one about a Jewish doctor who was assigned to work with Joseph Mengele at Auschwitz. Mengele's weirder work was not referenced, and I often got the feeling that atrocities were just part of the job for this doctor. In the last few pages, his prose got a bit purple, and there finally seemed to be a bit of outrage on his part, but the feeling was that it arose because he was almost executed. I can't say that the writing or the story were compelling, but I did feel driven to actually finish the book instead of putting it down.

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