Author: Heimrad Backer
Page Count: 160
This is basically found poetry that’s based on some of the documents that the Nazis created and stored during the holocaust. It’s made all the more poignant by the fact that the author was a member of the Hitler Youth, although I can only assume from the message here that he regrets it.
Overall, I love stuff like this, even though I know that it’s kind of dark and morbid. I think it’s a great example of how much power words can have and I think that Backer’s created an important document here. I’m just glad that I heard about it through some BookTube friends and thought to give it a look.
Would I recommend it? I mean, not if you don’t like dark subjects or poetry. Otherwise, absolutely, hell yeah, and of course. I’m even going to keep this for my permanent collection.