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Life and death in Auschwitz: a sonderkommando’s view

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Published: 1 March 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

SPOILER ALERT: Best to see this Oscar winning film before reading any reviews

Is Germany ready for Son of Saul's up-close Holocaust experience? – Toby Axelrod - The Times of Israel 29.02.16
Read op-ed here

And see, from among many insightful reviews:

Son of Saul review: This is, quite simply, one of the greatest films ever made – Paul Byrnes – The Sydney Morning Herald 24.02.16

Review: ‘Son of Saul’ revisits life and death in Auschwitz – A. O. Scott – The New York Times 17.12.15

Film Review: ‘Son of Saul’ – Justin Chang – Variety 14.05.15


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