Into That Darkness: An Examination of Conscience

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 3, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
Based on 70 hours of interviews with Franz Stangl, commandant of Treblinka (the largest of the five Nazi extermination camps), this book bares the soul of a man who continually found ways to rationalize his role in Hitler's final solution.

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I prefer Longerich In this book on Stangl, as in her book on Speer, Sereny is not just the author but a prominent character herself. We read about her many travels to interview various people, and how ... Read full review

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I have just finished reading one of the most profound (and profoundly disturbing) books I have encountered in my 75 years of life - originally published in 1974 by the journalist Gitta Sereny (who ... Read full review

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Gitta Sereny was one of Europe's foremost journalists with a special interest and expertise in the Third Reich. She has written extensively for London's Daily Telegraph magazine, Sunday Times, and The independent, as well as for Die Zeit and Le Nouvel Observateur. In America, she has written for  The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, and  Vanity Fair. Her books include Into Darkness: An Examination of ConscienceThe Invisible Children, and Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth. She had two children and two grandchildren and lived with her husband, the photographer Don Honeyman, in London. She died June 14, 2012.

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