- Name – The Photographer of Mauthausen
- Author – Salva Rubio
- Release Date – November 11, 2020
- Publisher – Dead Reckoning
- Pages – 118
This is a dramatic retelling of true events in the life of Francisco—or François—Boix, a Spanish press photographer and communist who fled to France at the beginning of World War II. But there, he found himself handed over by the French to the Nazis, who sent him to the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp, where he spent the war among thousands of other Spaniards and other prisoners. More than half of them would lose their lives there. Through an odd turn of events, Boix finds himself the confidant of an SS officer who is documenting prisoner deaths at the camp. Boix realizes that he has a chance to prove Nazi war crimes by stealing the negatives of these perverse photos—but only at the risk of his own life, that of a young Spanish boy he has sworn to protect, and, indeed, that of every prisoner in the camp.
My Review –
The Photographer of Mauthausen by Salva Rubio & illustrated by Pedro Columbo, is a dramatic retelling of true events in the life of Francisco—or François—Boix, a Spanish press photographer and communist who fled to France at the beginning of World War II.
This beautifully illustrated book talks about the harsh and truthful events that occurred during the World War II at Nazi concentrated camps. The pictures and illustrated speak true to the events and some of them do give you goosebumps.
Boix was assigned to the photography department at the camp and that’s where his journey started about giving justice to the one’s to who are dead. The brutality caused by the Nazi German, will make you think upon alot of your history and all of these were used to deceive people and used as a propaganda in order to make them work as slaves.
If you are looking to read any book related to World War II then I highly recommend you guys to check this out. The information is well researched and the photographs are truly commendable. They bring into light the true feelings and lives of people during those times.
Thank You to NetGalley and Publisher – Dead Reckoning for providing me an eArc in exchange of a honest opinion.