I would actually give this book 4 1/2 stars, but that's not an option.
What could be more realistic than terror through the eyes of a person who lived it? As one reads the book, it's difficult to understand that such a thing really happened.
It's a fairly short book, but it tells enough to get its point across. It's not a history of Auschwitz. It is simply one man's experiences while trying to survive. I certainly don't blame him for his part in the cruelties. He did what he had to do to live, day by day.
I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the cruelties inflicted upon the "undesirables" of Europe.