“A shattering, centrally important testimony.”
— From the foreword by Yehuda Bauer
Filip Müller came to Auschwitz with one of the earliest transports from Slovakia in April 1942 and began working in the gassing installations and crematoria in May. He was still alive when the gassings ceased in November 1944. He saw multitudes come and disappear; by sheer luck he survived. Müller is neither a historian nor a psychologist; he is a sourceone of the few prisoners who saw the Jewish people die and lived to tell about it. Eyewitness Auschwitz is thus one of the key documents of the Holocaust. From the book cover.
“Long out of print, Eyewitness Auschwitz is a harrowing memoir of life and death in the notorious extermination factory. Despite newer books on the subject, the book remains as important today as it was when it was first published in 1979 – perhaps more so, since Müller went to great lengths to document his statements...An extremely important book and [the publisher] is to be praised for ensuring that it is now back in print.”
— Jewish Book World
“A very detailed description of day-to-day life, if we can call it that, in Hell’s inmost circle; jammed with infernal information too terrible to be taken all at once.”
— Terrence Des Pres, New Republic
“Riveting...It is a tale of unprecedented, incomparable horror. Profoundly, intensely painful; but it is essential reading.”
— Jewish Press Features
Filip Müller lives today in Western Europe.