Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account Summary

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In the book, Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account, by Dr. Miklos Nyiszli he tells us his story of his time in Auschwitz. In May of 1944 the author, a Hungarian Jewish physician, was deported with his wife and daughter by cattle car to the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz. Dr. Nyiszli is a Jewish survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp which is located in Poland. Dr. Nyiszli eventually got separated from his wife and daughter, and volunteered to work under the supervision of Josef Mengele, the head doctor in the concentration camp. It was under his supervision that Dr. Nyiszli witnessed many innocent people die. Dr. Nyiszli did anything possible to survive and his main reason of survival was so he could tell the world what happened at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Dr. Nyiszli tells us he did what he could to survive so that he can tell the …show more content…

Nyiszlis story is contributed greatly to the history of the Holocaust. Although people might say the way Dr. Nyiszli acted in Auschwitz wasn’t right, he did it so he can share his story and the truth with everyone. He had a reason for it all. Now the world knows how cruel and cold-hearted they had to be to do all those evil things. Nyiszli tells us how SS officers were so heartless that they put thousands of people in ovens without even caring. He tells us the story of a 16 year old girl who unbelievably survived the gas chambers but then was shot to death. He also tells us how SS used Jews to do whatever they wanted. Dr. Nyiszli was definitely taken advantage of in many ways, but he had no choice if he wanted to survive. It’s like his life was dedicated to them. There was a part of him that knew what he was doing was wrong and selfish. But who wouldn’t do whatever they have to in order to survive? But he did it all wholeheartedly to publicize Auschwitz. Dr. Nyiszli set a goal for himself unlike most prisoners and the most important part of it all was able to survive and tell his story and complete his

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