In the Passover Haggadah it is written that the story of the Exodus should be told and retold through eternity. In this light so should tales of the Holocaust be repeated. Possibly the Passover and the Holocaust are the most universally meaningful events of Jewish experience—one of the archaic and the other of the modern world.
Doctor #117641 is an autobiographical work that is not unique in either a literary or a scholarly sense, since the author's intention seems to have been mainly to chronicle the events of a hapless soul caught up in the horrible violence of the "Final Solution." By the author's admission, because he was an intelligent young physician blessed with plenty of luck, his life in the concentration camps was not as bad as that of most other victims. In fact, his fiancée, a nurse (in fact, they never married), probably had a far worse experience,