The volunteer by Jack Fairweather

The volunteer by Jack Fairweather

The volunteer by Jack Fairweather – One man, an underground army, and the secret mission to destroy Auschwitz – is the story of Witold Pilecki. In the summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, Witold Pilecki volunteered to go undercover in what was…

The Nazi Death Camps. Then and Now

The Nazi Death Camps. Then and Now

The Nazi Death Camps. Then and Now*, edited by Winston Ramsey, is a fantastic reference book for anyone who is studying about or interested in Nazi Germany. The National Socialist Party was in power in Germany for 12 years and in this time they opened…

Surviving Katyn by Jane Rogoyska

Surviving Katyn by Jane Rogoyska

Surviving Katyn by Jane Rogoyska – Stalin’s Polish Massacre and the Search for Truth – is a fantastic book, so well researched into the deaths of 21,857 Polish officers killed by NKVD under the orders of Stalin. Reading about the author I was surprised to…

A Judge in Auschwitz by Kevin Prenger

A Judge in Auschwitz by Kevin Prenger

A Judge in Auschwitz by Kevin Prenger* – Konrad Morgen’s Crusade Against SS Corruption and ‘Illegal’ Murder – must be one of the best books I read this year. Unlike most of the books about Auschwitz or the German genocide of Jews, which deal with…

Nazi Concentration Camp Overseers by Ian Baxter

Nazi Concentration Camp Overseers by Ian Baxter

Nazi Concentration Camp Overseers by Ian Baxter* – Sonderkommandos, Kapos & Trawniki – Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives is a must read for everybody. It’s a fantastic book with clearly presented details and horrifying pictures. The difference between the Nazi and Trawniki (collaborators) smiling at…

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield is a true story, non-fiction book about a son and a father living in concentration camps during the Holocaust. I’ve been reading quite a few books about the Holocaust and this one is one…