transcript is a disturbing document. Using the techniques of concrete and visual poetry, Heimrad B cker presents quotations from the Holocaust's planners, perpetrators, and victims. The book offers a startling collection of documents that confront us with details from the bureaucratic world of the Nazis and the intimate worlds they destroyed. B cker's sources range from victims' letters and medical charts to train schedules and the telephone records of Auschwitz. His transcriptions and reworkings of these sources serve as a reminder that everything about the Shoah was spoken about in great detail, from the most banal to the most monstrous. transcript shows us that the Holocaust was t unspeakable, but was an eminently describable and described act spoken about by thousands of people concerned with the precision and even the beauty of their language.