‚ÄúThis learned volume is about as chilling as historiography gets.‚ÄĚ – WALTER LAQUEUR, The New Republic
‚Äú… a comprehensive portrait of the largest and most lethal of the Nazi death camps‚Ä¶ serves as a vital contribution to Holocaust studies and a bulwark against forgetting.‚ÄĚ – Publishers Weekly
‚Äú… a one-volume study of Auschwitz without peer in Holocaust literature.‚ÄĚ Kirkus Reviews
More than a million people perished at Auschwitz, and ninety percent of them were Jews. Here leading scholars from around the world provide the first comprehensive account of what took place at Auschwitz. Principal sections of the book address the institutional history of the camp, the technology and statistic of the genocide carried out there, the background of the perpetrators and the lives of the inmates, underground resistance and escapes, and what the outside world knew about Auschwitz and when. The authoritative portrait of the camp that emerges from this research is indispensable for anyone seeking to comprehend the meaning of Auschwitz and the Holocaust.