Auschwitz: The Final Count
Edited by Vivian Bird. Auschwitz: The very name of the infamous concentration camp in Poland has become synonymous with the period now commonly referred to as “the holocaust.” For about 60 years, schoolchildren around the world have been taught that 4 million Jews were exterminated in the gas chambers at Auschwitz.
In other words, Auschwitz alone accounts for 2/3 of the symbolic 6 million figure. But lo and behold: Even the Auschwitz authorities admit the 4 million figure is in need of “revision,” lowering the total recently from 4 million to 1.5 million deaths at the camp.
But just how low can we go?
Auschwitz: The Final Count is an amazing assembly of factual historical data about Auschwitz that tells the story of the legendary “death camp” as it has never been told elsewhere—and determines total death and casualty figures from archival sources.
This special anthology, featuring commentary by veteran British historian Vivian Bird , who originally edited this volume, offers an inside look at Auschwitz and provides the reader with scholarly information that had otherwise been unavailable or previously suppressed before publication of this book.
Once you’ve read Auschwitz: The Final Count, you’ll never look at the holocaust, or the history of World War II—or the history of the 20th century, for that matter—in the same way ever again.
Softcover, 109 pages, 5.5″ × 8.5″