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Auschwitz

By: Richard Seaver - translator,Tibere Kremer - translator,Miklos Nyiszli
Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
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Narrator Noah Michael Levine's expressive performance shades in different layers of emotion as he narrates the true story of Jewish prisoner Dr. Miklos Nyiszli, who was spared death and chosen by Dr. Josef Mengele himself to assist in the Nazi doctor's terrible experiments. Levine sensitively evokes both the horror and desire for survival that permeates Dr. Nyiszli's stories of serving as Mengele's personal research pathologist and as the physician to the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners who worked in the crematoriums and were routinely executed every four months. Listeners will find themselves moved by Dr. Nyiszli's moral agony over his role as Mengele's assistant and his ambition to stay alive in order to reveal the truth about Auschwitz.

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Auschwitz was one of the first books to bring the full horror of the Nazi death camps to the American public; this is, as the New York Review of Books said, "the best brief account of the Auschwitz experience available."

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, the prisoner Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared death for a grimmer fate: to perform "scientific research" on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the man who became known as the infamous "Angel of Death" - Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele's personal research pathologist. In that capacity he also served as physician to the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners who worked exclusively in the crematoriums and were routinely executed after four months. Miraculously, Nyiszli survived to give this horrifying and sobering account.

©1960, 2011 Miklos Nyiszli (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Beyond comprehension

An unforgivable history of genocide and trauma. This book is a necessary glimpse into the horror that unfolded.

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Everyone should understand the horrors of the Nazi’s

This is a must listen especially with the rise of antisemitism and racism in general not a book to skip past

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Absolute horror

I listened to this while travelling to Krackow. As I went through the museum I saw exactly what and where everything had happened within reason ….
It was unbelievable

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One of the most sickening stories I’ve ever heard. One that had to be told.

Josef Mengele would have to be one of the worst humans to ever breathe. A despicable person.

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Absolutely Incredible Story

I cannot stress how interesting and IMPORTANT this book is. This book really puts you in the shoes of someone living in a concentration camp in a way I haven't seen before. Absolutely loved this book.

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So sad…

Always debating to hear what the Jewish people had to endure. The pure evil and cruelty is just unfathomable.

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So lacking in emotion.

Probably the worst narrator reading I have ever heard. Cold, expressionless and robot like reading of an intense and horrific life experience. There are many works written from inside Auschwitz. This one is real, unique and very worthy but the production elements desperately let it down. The Foreword was appalling, let’s always blame the victims.

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Heartbreaking

Heartbreaking, but a really interesting perspective from the usual accounts. I had to listen all in one go as I was hooked.

Highly recommend!

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Insane. Riveting. Horrific.

Account was so detailed, translations was easily digestible and the narrator’s performance was very good.

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Horrifying, humbling yet inspiring

This powerful story really puts life into perspective. Even though we know that Nicklaus escapes with his life there are moments where it didn’t seem possible. Really well written and humbling.

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