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A provincial Austrian and a Hungarian aristocrat


Working as a welfare officer in the camps
Gitta Sereny Writer
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From her earliest experiences as a welfare officer looking after concentration camp survivors, Gitta Sereny (1921-2012) was fascinated by the Holocaust and the nature of those who had engineered this systematic genocide. She went on to write “Into That Darkness”, a work based on her conversations with Franz Stangl, the commandant of Treblinka death camp, and later wrote a critically acclaimed biography of Hitler's main architect and close friend, Albert Speer.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Tags: welfare officer, refugees, concentration camps, concentration camps personnel, prisoners, Holocaust, WWII

Duration: 1 minute, 28 seconds

Date story recorded: April 2008

Date story went live: 22 October 2008