@Ken Anderson, I was wondering what you mean when you say that Remarque wrote about WWII? In which book did he do that? Or do you mean writing about an NS torture camp as in Spark of Life is basically writing about WWII? Don, I read All quiet on the Western Front which is a bit biographical in as much as he himself was a soldier on the western front in WWI in contrast to Spark of Life which is purely fictional because Remarque was no inmate of an NS torture camp. Yet there are books written by former inmates of those.