The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz

Most tourists to Krakow usually make a day trip to Auschwitz. There you see an empty camp. It is difficult to envisage the suffering there.

If you think you know the hellish conditions in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz, this book will frighten you.

Written with an immediacy the author conveyed well the feelings, hopes and sufferings of the inmates. The many black and white sketches and pictures also helped to convey the harshness of life.

It is not just the Jews who were gassed. The Russian POWs and Polish prisoners were also killed in the camp.

This book won the Costa award for Book of the Year 2019. Well deserved.

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