WHAT THEY DIDN'T BURN - A REVIEW
The provocative title exposes Hitler’s attempt to destroy evidence of the profound evil he perpetrated against the Jews.
The author’s forensic research into ‘the remains’ creates an image of his father, hidden from him and his family. Like a master detective, the author collects pieces of the jigsaw scattered across the world, constructing a darker and different picture of his father. The search uncovers stories of his father’s companions, confirming and enriching the integrity of the narrative.
Original documents are cited. Numbers have faces; lists come alive. A son’s pursuit of the truth of his father adds warmth and power to the script. The author’s style carried me through darkness and light, despair and hope. I found it difficult to put down.
‘What They Didn’t Burn’ rests easily beside the works of Primo Levi, Elie Weisel and Eddie Jaku. An extraordinary book – 5 stars.