Books: Inside the Holocaust

ARROW IN THE BLUE (353 pp.]—Arthur Koestler—Mocm///on ($5).

"At a conservative estimate," writes Arthur Koestler on an early page of his autobiography, "three out of every four people whom I knew before I was thirty were subsequently killed in Spain, or hounded to death at Dachau, or gassed at Belsen or deported to Russia, or liquidated in Russia."

The importance of Arthur Koestler is the importance of a man caught in the heart of a holocaust who survives to bear witness. Koestler's holocaust was also that of much of European civilization, and Koestler has already borne eloquent witness to it in half a...

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