One of his six best books, as told to the Daily Express:
If This Is A Man (US title: Survival in Auschwitz)Read about another book on the list.
by Primo Levi
The most significant book about the concentration camps. It’s not just well written, it is written by a survivor and shows the grimness.
He has an interesting attitude to apportioning the blame and is not as clear-cut as you might think.
Once you have a culture of cruelty, he says, everyone gets drawn in.
The best book I have read on the subject.
Survival in Auschwitz is on Eve Claxton's top ten list of memoirs and autobiographies and Gail Caldwell's list of five groundbreaking memoirs.