The events that are mentioned are truly horrific. I felt sick to my stomach just reading these; you can actually form an image of what is happening. It was shocking to find out some of the stuff that actually went down in the concentration camps. When he was hearing the seventy gun shots and then he walked out and saw the bodies lying there, it gave my stomach butterflies and not the good kind. This has enhanced my understanding of the Holocaust by the details of the concentration camps. I did not know much about the twin experiments and what it consisted of. I also did not know that they held autopsies on some of the victims to find out how they died.
When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, the prisoner Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared death for a grimmer fate: to perform “scientific research” on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the man who became known as the infamous “Angel of Death” - Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele’s personal research pathologist. In that capactity he also served as physician to the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners who worked exclusively in the crematoriums and were routinely executed after four months. Miraculously, Nyiszli survived to give this horrifying and sobering account.
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