After meticulous research, Ross Halpin presents a pioneering study that intertwines fragments of testimonial accounts, documentary archival evidence and conceptual frameworks. What emerges is a compelling model of description and interpretation of the limited chances of survival of Jewish doctors in Auschwitz, one of the epicenters of the Holocaust.
Professor Konrad Kwiet
Pratt Foundation Professor, Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, University of Sydney.
Above all, this is a profoundly honourable book. It honours those Jewish doctors who somehow eked out an existence in Auschwitz. It honours the medical profession generally, which helped create the opportunity for this to occur. And it honours all victims and survivors of the Shoah, for the book reminds us that, when we think or speak of ìthe millionsî, we must never lose sight of the individuals and individual lives ñ in this case Jewish doctors ñ that were affected. This is a powerful, compelling and important work.
Professor Garry Walter MD PhD
Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School and Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Reading this book is a highly emotional experience. So many years have passed since the Holocaust and still more horrible layers are revealed. This is a ìmust readî book in medical and allied health professional schools.
Professor Avi Ohry MD
Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Chairman, Section of Rehabilitation Medicine at Reuth Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.