This book has been languishing on my TBR pile for ages, and as with so many of these books, I have no idea why that might have been. It takes the reader through the history of the collection of camps known as Auschwitz, as well as providing background information on the "final solution" and how that impacted the camps. The book is very thorough and well done, and provides details such as how the selection process was designed to reduce anxiety for the prisoners, and thereby make it easier for the perpetrators. If you have any interest in this subject, this is an amazing history and should really be required reading to possibly deter any kind of reoccurrence. Recommended.