“The hyperhistorical complex [of survivors] may be described as judeocentric, lococentric and egocentric... This is the reason why most of the memoirs and reports are full of preposterous verbosity, graphomanic exaggeration, dramatic effects, overestimated self-inflation, dilettante philosophizing, would-be lyricism, unchecked rumors, bias, partisan attacks and apologies.” Jewish historian and Holocaust survivor, Samuel Gringauz, Quarterly Journal of Jewish Social Studies, 1950.............
"The record is rotten to the core. On one
hand a considerable amount of fantasies, inaccuracies, obstinately
repeated (in particular concerning numbers), heterogeneous mixtures,
generalizations and, on the other hand, very close critical studies that
demonstrate the inanity of those exaggerations." - Professor Michel de
Bouard, former inmate at Mauthausen