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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Book Review: Justice at Dachau: The Trials of an American Prosecutor by Joshua M. Greene

*This book was originally published in 2003. This review is in reference to the Updated book to be published April 1, 2017.*

This is the story behind the trials of several Holocaust war criminals. This book is not for the faint of heart. I had to divide the reading up because it is quite deep and depressing.  The man at the center of the book is Denson. He is the Prosecutor in these trials. He is so deeply affected by these trials that he becomes very sick and weak. BUT, he won't stop until these criminals see justice. Denson manages to convict many of the criminals.
Shamefully, the American government reverses several of the sentences. This was and is a huge insult to Denson and his hard work, and to the many victims of these terrible perpetrators. To know that several who were convicted went on to commit suicide shows how cowardly they really were. Disgustingly, many of those convicted continued to deny their crimes right up until death.
If you want to feel what the Holocaust victims felt, read this book. It will break your heart, but you will never look at these crimes in the same way!

*Thank you to NetGalley, Ankerwycke, and Joshua M. Greene for allowing me to read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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