“This is truly the definitive history of the town and camp.” (Booklist)
“The important story [told]—really for the first time—is not 'why the Holocaust?' but 'why Auschwitz?'” (Boston Globe)
“A milestone in Holocaust literature.” (Nechama Tee, author of Defiance: The Bielski Partisans)
“The authors use photographs, blueprints, and testimonials from survivors as they consider the question of whether Auschwitz could have happened just anywhere.” (Newsweek)
From the Publisher
The Rose Professor of Holocaust History at Clark University, Debrah Dwork is the first full-time endowed professor of Holocaust studies in the United States. Robert Jan van Pelt is a professor of cultural history in the architecture school at the University of Waterloo in Canada.
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