a holocaust book must be truly poorly written in order for it to deserve one star, but this manages to accomplish just that. this had almost no flow to it, was written on an elementary school level (with some curse words forced in), made auschwitz seem somewhat tolerable, and built little to no drama on some pretty amazing events. of all of the WW2 books that i have read, this ranks with the weakest. i couldn’t wait to finish it so that i could be done with the poor writing. sorry.