Last Stop Auschwitz: My Story of Survival from within the Camp
"We know that there is only one ending to this, only one liberation from this barbed wire hell: death." --Eddy de ...more
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Written while Eddy de Wind was a prisoner in Auschwitz, this survival story is one that cant be missed. Like all Holocaust stories, the atrocities are laid bare, and like with most survival stories, there is always hope, hope and humanity.
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This memoir reads almost in a fiction like dialogue, but it is still an intriguing glimpse at the many complexities of camp life. The book also features an afterword ...more
It's a description of Eddy de Winds life at Auschwitz and how he survived it.
It describes the camp and what it was like to be there and what you had to do to survive.
It's different to read someone's story than read about it from school books. This is eye-opening story and worst part for me was the after camp was gone. How people told their stories, what they had seen and done in order to survive, it is awful.
Also, I appreciate de Winds reason ...more
Last Sop Auschwitz is an incredible account of life in one historys darkest times. Rightly or wrongly, I continue to devour books set during this time, the second world war, so it was no surprise that I bought this as soon as it hit the shelves. The writer of this account is Dutch doctor and psychiatrist, Eddy de Wind. In 1943, De Wind volunteered to work in a ...more
It is in a rash of books about the Holocaust that have been published recently and while informative it is lacking a certain something.
It will be a book that will be with me a very long time. I would highly recommend it to people who want to know and and read more about this terrible time in the Second World War. This book is a true story about a prisoner Eddy De Wind: the author is a real-time record of his ...more
"A unique insight into a tragedy that, more than any other event, defines the twentieth century."
"I've found myself astonished by how deeply the daily events of camp life emblazoned themselves on the minds of the survivors, scorched into their collective memories with as much indiscriminate savagery as the tattoos carved into their arms"
It tells of the horrors that this Dr. & wife went through during the war and how many were killed. The torture and desegregation of thousands of human beings. The last 2 chapters are the authors notes; explaining some things I don't want to spoil.
Last Stop Auschwitz is somewhat unusual amongst the number of books which have recently been published, as its a first hand account by doctor and psychiatrist Eddy de Wind, and his ...more
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There I was sitting at my doctor's appointment this morning, the news was on TV. The anchor announces that today , January 27, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020. How appropo that I was finishing up this book today. Thanks Katie @Basic B's Guide for lending me your book.
Eddy, a Dutch Jew, is a prisoner at Auschwitz, along with his wife. As the war comes to an end Eddy is left in the camp to help care for the remaining ...more
This was not written to be literary. It was written as a memoir, so the world would know what happened and it is stated as such towards the end of the book. The author wrote this in third person because it was traumatic to write about, but he knew how important it was; not because he was writing a novel with the enjoyment of the reader in mind.
Ultimately, this is nonfiction. ...more
To be honest I struggled with the style of this book. I have read many historical fiction books from around the WW2 era but found this difficult to read. The German or Polish words interspersed throughout it somehow broke the flow of the story.
It's a shame as I think ...more
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This is probably one of the best accounts of life in Auschwitz that I have ever read. This memoir is raw, powerful and heartbreaking. This book is a must read for anyone with an interest in WWII history.
Using a different name it is his story and one you can feel at you read.
Eliazar (Eddy) de Wind (Den Haag, 6 February 1916 Amsterdam, 27 September 1987) was a Dutch-Jewish doctor, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He was a Holocaust survivor ...more