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Would you consider the audio edition of Auschwitz to be better than the print version?
It might be easier to have skipped the parts at the end that did not really add to the story. I did not need corroboration to believe Arthur.
What other book might you compare Auschwitz to and why?
It is not really much different than other Auschwitz accounts, except that he was a British POW, not a Pole, Czech or Jew, yet was treated almost as poorly. I was one of the people unaware that POW's were kept there as well.
Which character – as performed by Joe Jameson – was your favorite?
Arthur was really the only recurring character, since most of the people he encountered disappeared or died. But I did come to love Arthur and feel his fear, uncertainty and other natural emotions.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Arthur was supposed to tell the government how much he was owed for his time in captivity, and he chose a paltry amount. When I look at our selfish society today, where people want millions for slipping in a grocery store, I am humbled by this man.
Any additional comments?
Students of WWII history will hear a familiar tale, so if you want to fill in your education with another perspecitve, this one is a good choice. If you are new to the subject, know that this reality is a hard one to hear, as are all holocaust stories - but listen to these stories we MUST, lest anyone forget.
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If you could sum up Auschwitz in three words, what would they be?
Best book I have read about the Holocaust.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Auschwitz?
Takes one mans account of what really happened
What does Joe Jameson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
It was read with complete sensitivity
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Interesting insight to the life in a concentration camp. Harrowing at times but fascinating to hear how some people can be so evil without and reasoning. A must read to anyone interested in their subject