Soldiers and Slaves
- American POWs Trapped by the Nazis' Final Gamble
- Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
- Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-29-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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Now, for the first time, their story is told in all its blistering detail. This is the story of hell in a small place over a period of nine weeks, at a time when Hitler's Reich was crumbling but its killing machine still churned. It is a tale of madness and heroism, and of the failure to deliver justice for what the Nazis did to these Americans.
Roger Cohen uncovers exactly why the U.S. government did not aggressively prosecute the commandants of Berga, why there was no particular recognition for the POWs and their harsh treatment in the postwar years, and why it took decades for them to receive proper compensation.
Soldiers and Slaves is an intimate, intensely dramatic story of war and of a largely forgotten chapter of the Holocaust.
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By Steven J. Bailin on 05-31-05
The concentration camp story you never heard
Who would have thought that american prisoners would be caught up in the horror of the holocaust. The book expertly traces the converging stories of Hungarian Jews and Jewish American and non-Jewish American soldiers. More startling that the US Government burried this information. Great and tragic story.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Kristen on 06-12-05
Well Hidden Revisionism
The author has a great writing style and sheds light on many of the less known tragedies of World War II. The American POWs caught up in the 'final solution' reflects the need for America to be ever vigilant against despotism. What I did NOT like about this book is the subtle, but very real revisionist history that the author portrays. At best, he tries to sell that the American government covered up the tragedy, at worse, colluding with the enemy. This part of the book is absolutely absurd and is clearly done to intentionally discredit the American government. Another conspiracy writer...
1 of 2 people found this review helpful