The Pharmacist at Auschwitz

The third book I am reading for the Bout of Books Readathon is nonfiction and the text is a bit small, so I pulled out the reading glasses for this one. Below is a brief synopsis and my reading progress thus far.

The Pharmacist at Auschwitz: The Untold Story, written by Patricia Posner

The Pharmacist of Auschwitz is the little known story of Victor Capesius, a Bayer pharmaceutical salesman from Romania who, at the age of 35, joined the Nazi SS in 1943 and quickly became the chief pharmacist at the largest death camp, Auschwitz. Based in part on previously classified documents, Patricia Posner exposes Capesius’s reign of terror at the camp, his escape from justice, fueled in part by his theft of gold ripped from the mouths of corpses, and how a handful of courageous survivors and a single brave prosecutor finally brought him to trial for murder twenty years after the end of the war.


My Reading Progress: Started on Page 112

Day 1: Did not read

Day 2: Read to page 126

Day 3: Did not read

Day 4: Did not read

Day 5: Did not read


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