Gitta Sereny, CBE (13 March – 14 June ) was an Austrian-British biographer, Into That Darkness (also following an initial article for the Telegraph. Into That Darkness has ratings and reviews. Orsodimondo said: LA ROUTINE DEL MALE E LA MANCANZA D’IMMAGINAZIONE Naturalmente. Based on 70 hours of interviews with Franz Stangl, commandant of Treblinka (the largest of the five Nazi extermination camps), this book bares the soul.

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After Mary was released Gitta was able to again do some very extensive interviews with her – she was 40 by then.

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Extermination camps were only there to exterminate. He had pronounced the words ‘my guilt’: Share your thoughts with other customers. How perfect the machine was. It is our work in this life to face up to this truth and do our best to work toward the former and away from the latter. Two hours, and every single human being who had arrived on the morning transports was dead. It’s limited in scope – conversations with Stangl, the Kommandant of Treblinka, after his capture and shortly before his death – but nevertheless manages to go wide as well as deep.

The follow-up to the previous one. This concept is illustrated time and again in Stangl’s perception of his actions at Treblinka.

Comparatively, people like Wirth, Globocnik, or Mengele are darkhess cases of sadism and viciousness, completely unrelateable at any level.

Witnesses tell a horrible seren of human nature and what can happen if we forget who we are and what we are capable of. That wasn’t what she wanted.


Still, with only a few graphic examples, images are seared into my brain that I will never forget. The realities of life – wife, three daughters – got in between him and his conscience. Gitta Sereny died this week at the age of 91, she was another hero of mine. It is always a difficult, asymmetrical relationship, particularly in this case, as Stangl’s secrets are so morally and spiritually destructive of his sense of self.

Second, it rings somewhat truer because intk these details.

Into That Darkness: An Examination of Conscience by Gitta Sereny

Jun 29, David Willem rated it it was amazing. Amazon Giveaway serejy you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Another theme throughout the book is the Vatican’s part in the holocaust. I sat in the bathtub for a good twenty minutes after I finished this just thinking.

The Vatican is part of the story, as gitga was the Vatican that helped Stangl and many other Nazis to flee Germany and settle in Brazil. A man who denied having an personal feelings about those whose slaughter he oversaw. Mass murderer Franz Stangl, one-time commendant of the Treblinka death camp, died of heart failure 19 hours after he spoke these words to the remarkable investigative journalist Gitta Sereny. Jul 12, John Woltjer rated it really liked it. I learned that many of the perpetrators like Stengl, the subject of this book, were average citizens who did not appear to be born with “devil horns.

I’ve read countless books about the Holocaust and recently I started to question what my fascination is with darknews subject. She was born in Vienna, the daughter of a beautiful Austrian actress, whom she later described as “without moral opinions”, and a intk Hungarian landowner.


It’s clear, however, that Sereny believes he failed humanity. We can see how others remembered. He initially trained as a weaver before joining the police force in his native Austria. She fought a year battle with the historian David Irving and was often targeted with fascist hate mail. Stangl wasn’t that much different than an average Austrian in his time period. It seems like everytime you turn around there is another book out about the Holocaust.

The euthanasia link is important because most of the people involved in it were transferred to Sobibor and Treblinka when T4 was wound down. For beneath the Austrian courtesies Franz Stangl suffers from a wir haben’s nicht gewusst type of selective amnesia, until he dies of heart failure a few days after Sereny makes her farewell.

Jun 03, Steven Waters rated it really liked it.

Gitta Sereny led us through our own darkness

Modellino in scala del campo di concentramento di Treblinka. Sep 06, Stacey PL rated it it was amazing Shelves: From the mid-sixties and throughout the s she wrote extensively for The Daily Telegraph Magazine under the editorship of John Anstey. An interesting note is that Stangl lived openly in Brazil under his real name and his wife was registered at the Austrian consulate there under her real name. Written inthis book seeks to address facts that “have become blurred” and the claims of “chroniclers Paperbackpages.

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