Five Chimneys: The Story of Auschwitz by Olga Lengyel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What makes this book so interesting for the modern reader is that it was written in 1959. The events were still so fresh and raw in the author's mind that it is a still current event which places the reader so close to the time as opposed to a modern book that looks back in history. A very straightforward telling of concentration camp life from a survivor who holds nothing back. It's awkward to call a book like this "good" since the material is so horrible. However, it is a chilling and stomach-churning must read.