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The Architect of Auschwitz by S.J. Tagliareni

The Architect of Auschwitz

by S.J. Tagliareni

310 pages
Gerhardt Stark, a young German architect, compromises every belief to become a key part of creating a Jew free Europe. In 1944 he flees Europe and becomes a prominent architect in New York. He is uncovered by two of his victims in New York.

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About the Book
The Architect of Auschwitz is a page turning book whose characters will live in your thoughts long after you finish reading it.You will be entranced by the author's depictions of the characters and events that led to the rise of Hitler.

The main character is Gerhardt Stark a young German architect who has been influenced by early childhood losses. His progression from a wealthy class youth to to a rapacious mass murderer sheds light on the complexity of his character. Once a skeptic of the Nazi party incremental steps lead him to participate in unimaginable atrocities. He is a highly intelligent individual who catches the eyes of Albert Speer, Heinrich Himmler and becomes a key player in the plan to create a Jew free Europe. He creates the design and architectural plans for the expansion of Auschwitz -Birkenau.

Toward the end of the war Gerhardt realizes he will be tried as a war criminal. With the aid of an accomplice he assumes a new identity and devises a plan to protect himself from justice by freeing two prominent Jews from Auschwitz. He flees Europe with a great degree of stolen art and valuables from his victims to a haven for Nazi criminals in Spain. He eventually makes his way to New York where he thrives financially and socially as a prominent architect. Through a series of unpredictable events he is uncovered by two of his victims and the search for justice involves members of the Nakam.


The Architect of Auschwitz is a brilliant novel. Tagliareni has woven a story that vividly portrays the choices made by the monsters and heroes during the Holocaust. A sweeping stunner, it does more than educate; it changes the mind and heart of the reader.
- Susan Sherman, President of the Independence Foundation
The Architect of Auschwitz is a masterful depiction of treachery, heroism and life-altering choices.
- Lois Schaffer, author of The Unthinkable



About the Author
S.J. Tagliareni Salvatore Tagliareni is a story- teller, writer, business consultant, art dealer and former Catholic priest. He spent three years studying with Dr.Viktor Frankl, world famous psychiatrist and author of Man's Search for Meaning. He is a gifted speaker who can invigorate audiences with his insights on leadership and life.



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