The Auschwitz Photographer: The Forgotten Story of the WWII Prisoner Who Documented Thousands of Lost Souls

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The Auschwitz Photographertells the true story of Wilhelm Brasse, an inmate who took the photos of thousands of doomed souls. Brasse was brought to the concentration camp as a political prisoner because of his refusal to fight. He was offered a job as an intake photographer due to his prior experience and his heritage. He witnessed and experienced horrendous situations while he was an inmate at Auschwitz, the type of atrocities that only show themselves during wars. In the end, he made a decision that was the reason so many stories got told.

This book by Luca Crippa and Maurizio Onnis allows readers to be engulfed in the world Wilhelm Brasse and his colleagues were facing. Feeling the anguish and despair but also the embers of hope, which would eventually light. The writer allows readers to be immersed through the first-person narrative but it still feels believable. Additionally, the writer did well at setting and illustrating the location in the reader’s mind. I would recommend this book to people who likes history and nonfiction, or who are trying to learn more about related topics. I would also recommend it to an older age group due to the war crimes and atrocities mentioned.


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Author Luca Crippa
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Sourcebooks
Publish Date 07-Sep-2021
ISBN 9781728242200
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Issue November 2021
Category History
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