Flint Whitlock’s “The Beasts of Buchenwald: Karl & Ilse Koch, Human-Skin Lampshades, and the War-Crimes Trial of the Century”: Book review

Inexpertly written, often repetitive, Flint Whitlock’s “The Beasts of Buchenwald: Karl & Ilse Koch, Human-Skin Lampshades, and the War-Crimes Trial of the Century” contains many of the facts you might want, should you wish to read about the Kochs and Buchenwald.
However, this first of a three volume series by Whitlock at times feels like it borders on sensationalism. For example, given that no substantial evidence ever tied Ilse Koch to human-skin lampshades, can Flint justify the roughly seventy mentions of lampshades and other artifacts made from human skin that are spread throughout the book?

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