Synopses & Reviews
Told from the point of view of the executionerand in his voiceThe Kindly Ones evokes in graphic detail the horrors of Babi Yar, Stalingrad, Auschwitz, and the fall of Berlin in 1945. Massive in scope, horrific in subject matter and shocking in its protagonist, critiques have compared this provocative and controversial work of literature to Tolstoys War and Peace
In this powerful fictional memoir, a former Nazi official tells the story of his life and the times through which he lived. Through his eyes, we experience the horrors of the Second World War and the Holocaust in vivid detail from the disturbing point of view of the executioner rather than the victim.