The first of its kind: More than 300 concise articles, in alphabetical order, covering topics in the history of the largest Nazi German concentration camp and extermination center, Auschwitz-written for a general readership in a concise, accessible style. Photographs, archival documents, and reproductions of art works by prisoner eyewitnesses supplement and enrich the text.
The authors, Piotr M.A. Cywiński, Piotr Setkiewicz and Jacek Lachendro, said about the book: "It was not our aim to describe everything conveyed by the eyewitnesses, nor to present the entirety of the knowledge attained in decades of historical research. 'Auschwitz from A to Z' is intended for everyone interested in learning more about various aspects–standard or little known&–of the history of Auschwitz".