When Auschwitz was evacuated in January 1945 the German administration attempted to destroy all of the documentary evidence pertaining to the operation of the camp. They were not successful. Documents survived the destruction for a variety of reasons.
This volume attempts to give a day by day account of the camp for the years 1939 through 1945. The information is detailed and particular. For example: March 6, 1944 A boy born in the Birkenau women's camp receives No. 174863. SS Private Konrad Strecker prevents a prisoner from escaping from the Monowitz A.C. As a reward he receives 5 days' special leave from Commandant Liebehenschel.
From the mass of undigested facts emerges a picture of the life of the camp. This book is suitable for use by an advanced student or historian. An appendix gives biographical sketches of the perpetrators. There are photographs and an index of names.